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9 Oct 2019

Still no basis for Brexit agreement, chief EU negotiator says

There is still no basis for a Brexit agreement with Britain, says the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier – telling the European parliament that Boris Johnson’s proposals on an alternative to the Irish backstop were based on ideas that had not been properly developed or tested.

The Commission president Jean Claude Juncker said they would not get drawn into the UK’s blame game – and were still working on reaching a deal.