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20 Aug 2019

Boris Johnson: No Brexit deal unless ‘anti-democratic’ Irish backstop dropped

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

It was billed simply as an insurance policy against a hard border returning in Ireland, if talks between the EU and UK stalled.

But the backstop has in fact become the main stumbling block to Brexit negotiations.

Today, the Prime Minister said there is no prospect of a deal with the EU if the backstop remains.

Again the EU reacted furiously, saying there were no other alternatives.