Hard truths in Brussels and London as Brexit clock keeps ticking

Uncertainty reigns and preparations for a no-deal Brexit are full steam ahead as events in Westminster alarm continental observers

15th September, 2019
David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, favours a backstop for the North only

Britain? Your move. That’s the message from Brussels to the administration of Boris Johnson, as the cascading drama continues in Westminster over how to resolve the intractable issue of Brexit.

“Where are we right now? The UK has said that they want to remove the backstop and we said well, no, we’re not going to do that,” said an EU source close to the negotiating team. “It’s up to them therefore to come...

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