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Boris tells Merkel: I want EU Deal


Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on a recent visit to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of the European Union, said that he wants to move forward with Theresa May’s deal minis the backstop. 

Speaking alongside Merkel, Johnson said: “I just want to be absolutely clear with all of our German friends and the German government: that we in the UK want a deal, we seek a deal and I believe that we can get one.

“But clearly we cannot accept the current Withdrawal Agreement. Arrangements that either divide the UL or lock us into the regulatory trading arrangements of the EU, the legal order of the EU without the UK having any say on those matters.

“So we do need that backstop removed. But if we can do that then I’m absolutely certain that we can move forward together.”

Whilst Angela Merkel signalled that she believed the issue of the backstop could be solved, saying: “The backstop has always been a fall-back option until this issue is solved.”

And she added that: “It was said we will probably find a solution in two years. But we could also find one in the next 30 days, why not?”

May’s deal should be dead in the water – but it looks like Boris is up for reviving it.

May's disastrous deal was rejected three times by parliament. The issue was not only the backstop but essentially everything else contained within that document. Boris is now following in May's treacherous footsteps. We did warn you: Boris is not to be trusted!