Home UK News UK 'cannot meet' EU deadline for Brexit plan and needs another year,...

UK ‘cannot meet’ EU deadline for Brexit plan and needs another year, government says

UK ‘cannot meet’ EU deadline for Brexit plan and needs another year, government says

The EU has set Britain a test it “cannot meet” with its demands for a backstop replacement, the Brexit Secretary has said.

Stephen Barclay said the UK should be given another year to find a new policy for the Irish border.

“We are told the UK must provide legally operative text by the 31st October,” the cabinet minister said in a speech in Madrid.

“Yet the alternative to the backstop is not necessary until the end of the Implementation Period in December 2020.

“And this will be shaped by the future relationship – which is still to be determined.

H2B Windows LTD advert banner

“In short why risk crystallising an undesirable result this November, when both sides can work together – until December 2020.

[recent_post_slider design=”design-1”]

“In summary, the EU risks continuing to insist on a test that the UK cannot meet and that the UK Parliament has rejected three times.”

It comes after Emmanuel Macron and the Finnish presidency of the EU issued an ultimatum in Paris on Wednesday, giving Boris Johnson until the end of September to table workable proposals – or “its over”.

More follows…

Solar Panel advertorial

Benjamin Talbot
Benjamin Talbot
I love all things news, tech and health. I'll do everything I can to provide my readers with the latest news and most exclusive stories possible!

Breaking News Today is a small UK business struggling to stay afloat during COVID lockdown. If you enjoyed this article or found it useful please subscribe to all of our social media outlets.




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected


Must Read

Boris Johnson urged to condemn Trump’s response to George Floyd protests

A letter to the Prime Minister says ‘Today is the 9th day of protests following the murder of George Floyd, yet you...

Calls for Jacob Rees-Mogg to resign after overseeing Commons ‘shambles’

Jacob Rees-Mogg is under increasing scrutiny to resign over the chaotic return of MPs to the House of Parliament amid fears that...

German suspect is ‘significant development’ in Madeleine McCann case

A spokesman said the missing girl's parents Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope she is alive but are being...

Jane Goodall says Humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after COVID-19

The prominent British naturalist and primatologist Jane Goodall, has warned that humanity will be “finished” if we don't drastically change the way...