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    Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson's Brexit progress claims

    Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson's Brexit progress claims

    9/3/19
    Brussels has responded with bafflement to Boris Johnson’s claims that progress is being made in the Brexit talks, with EU officials saying discussions are going nowhere. The prime minister and his cabinet have insisted that the outlines of a deal are in the making and that attempts by MPs to rule out a no-deal departure will kill that momentum. However, EU officials said that nearly two weeks after Johnson met the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, no alternatives to the Northern Irish backstop had been tabled. Instead, there had been a renewed clash over Brussels’ need for an immediate legally operable solution for the border. “There was literally nothing on the table, not even a sketch of what the solution could look like,” said an EU official familiar with the latest talks with the British government.

    EU sources said the talks so far had offered little confidence that any proposals made by London would be close to acceptable to the European commission, which wants to ensure frictionless trade on the island of Ireland in all circumstances, and to maintain the all-Ireland economy as it is today. “Where have these people been for the last two years?” asked one EU official. Downing Street has denied claims that Johnson’s strategist, Dominic Cummings privately described the talks in Brussels as a “sham”, but EU officials are increasingly concerned that this is the case. “This is a government that seems to be extremely comfortable with no deal,” one official said. “In that context it is normal to ask yourself: what are they really going after? Are they serious and engaging in the content of what we are trying to achieve or are they trying to run down the clock?” EU insiders are skeptical a solution that has eluded experts for two years can be devised in a few weeks. “The ball is in London’s court and it’s something Britain has to come forward with.”
    A courteous yet firm way of saying Johnson is lying to the UK. There is not now, nor has there been any new proposals from the Johnson government regarding the Irish border issue.


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    Re: Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson's Brexit progress claims

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    ~ Johnson is lying to the UK ~
    He has been for 30 years.. so long that most Brexiteers saw him waving that Kipper and blaming the EU for it when it was in reality British policy. Even then, caught lying - he was voted in by Conservative members to become Prime Minister.
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    Re: Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson's Brexit progress claims

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    He has been for 30 years.. so long that most Brexiteers saw him waving that Kipper and blaming the EU for it
    I remember that. An undeniable lie, and still the Conservatives put their heads even deeper into the sand.


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    Re: Brussels baffled by Boris Johnson's Brexit progress claims

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    I remember that. An undeniable lie, and still the Conservatives put their heads even deeper into the sand.
    Truth be told, a lot of Brexit Party people had infiltrated the Conservatives to get him into power but still - yes, Conservatives did this to themselves.
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    I'd have MORE respect for Starbucks if they would just own up to their own policy of booting non-paying black customers

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