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Boris – ‘I don’t want a No Deal Brexit’



Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said when he arrived in Biarritz today for the three-day G7 gathering of world leaders that he would not ‘co-operate on No Deal’.  He also said on arrival that Boris should do everything he can to prevent going down in history as ‘Mr No Deal’. (Mail)

In response to this, Mr Johnson said: ‘As I’ve made it absolutely clear, I don’t want a No Deal Brexit but I say to our friends in the EU: if they don’t want a No Deal Brexit then we’ve got to get rid of the backstop from the treaty.’ If Tusk doesn’t want to go down as “Mr No Deal” himself, then I hope that point should be born in mind by him too.’

(The major concerning takeaway point here is this: There’s a heck of a lot more wrong with May’s withdrawal deal than just the backstop. Tinkering around the edges with that deal will not do. A mutually beneficial free trade deal only, or WTO Exit without a deal on October 31st. Only those two choices are ‘Brexit.’)