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6 Oct 2019

Boris Johnson asks EU to meet him halfway on Brexit

Correspondent

The Prime Minister has written articles in two Brexit backing newspapers, urging the EU to meet him half way – or we will leave anyway.

Meanwhile ministers have been out and about today, insisting that the controversial backstop should be replaced with what they call a “consent mechanism” – a means by which the people of Northern Ireland can have a say about whether new border arrangements with the EU should continue.

But will the EU engage with such a plan?