Johnson Asks EU to Exclude New Brexit Extension
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asking the EU to exclude the possibility of a new postponement of Brexit under the new agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, The Times reports.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked Brussels to exclude the possibility of a new delay in Brexit as part of a new agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It is reported by the British newspaper The Times on the night of Tuesday, October 1.
At the end of the week, following Wednesday’s annual conference of the Conservative Party of Great Britain, Johnson is expected to submit to Brussels a legal document containing proposals for alternative regulation of the backstop problem (a temporary mechanism designed to prevent introduction of goods and people screening on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).
According to The Times, Johnson has unofficially made it clear that the new treaty should contain a clause that the remaining 27 EU members will not support the new postponement of UK withdrawal from the EU. Thus, Johnson intends to give members of the British Parliament a choice of two options: either vote for the revised version of the Brexit agreement, or leave the European Union on October 31 without a deal, the newspaper said. According to the British newspaper EveningStandard, on the night of Tuesday, October 1, Johnson said that « big shifts » have occurred in saving the Brexit deal.
Meanwhile, Irish broadcaster RTE announced that, according to its information, London plans to offer Brussels to establish customs clearance centers at a distance of 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km) on both sides of the actual border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.