The EU is being “a bit negative” about the prospects of reaching a BREXIT but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday.
The bloc earlier rebuffed Mr. Johnson’s demand that it reopen the BREXIT deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.
“At the moment it is absolutely true that our friends and partners are a bit negative … but I think we’ll get there. I think there is a real sense now that something needs to be done with this backstop,” Mr. Johnson told reporters.
“We think there’s a big opportunity now for everybody to come together, take out that backstop and then … in the course of the negotiations on the free trade deal … which we’re going to do after October 31, we will be bringing forward all the ways in which we can maintain friction-less trade at the Northern Irish border.”
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