UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked France and Germany to re-think over their stance on Brexit and ponder upon renegotiating a new withdrawal deal to ensure smooth Brexit. He also repeated his stance on Brexit saying that Britain will leave the European Union with no-deal if they do not offer a better withdrawal deal.
Johnson also proposed a new plan to the EU Council President Donald Tusk in order to break the deadlock surrounding the Brexit deal. He not only asked Tusk to completely scrap off the Irish Backstop but said, “The UK is ready to move quickly, and given the degree of common ground already, I hope the EU will be ready to do likewise.”
“I am equally confident our Parliament is able to act rapidly if we were able to reach a satisfactory agreement which did not contain the backstop.”
During his visit to Truro on Monday, Boris Johnson, who recently became the Tory leader, made a statement, saying, “We will be ready to come out on October 31, deal or no deal. Now of course our friends and partners on the other side of the Channel are showing a little bit of reluctance at the moment to change their position.”
“That’s fine – I’m confident that they will – but in the meantime we have to get ready for a no-deal outcome. I want a deal. We’re ready to work with our friends and partners to get a deal, but if you want a good deal for the UK, you must simultaneously get ready to come out without one.”
Despite his persisting stance on ensuring Brexit anyhow by October 31, the House of Commons tried to prevent a no-deal Brexit. However, the EU bloc has rejected Johnson’s calls to renegotiate the withdrawal deal so far.
Boris Johnson is bound to meet German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday and French president Emmanuel Macron on the next day. The meet between the leaders is supposed to happen in any case prior to the G7 meeting in Biarritz on Saturday.
With impending Brexit deadline, many of the investors and the MPs fear the grave consequences, if in case Britain undergoes a no-deal Brexit as they are trying to recall the parliament from the break. The speculations of such have already caused Pound Sterling to experience a two-year drop.
It would be interesting to see if Boris Johnson is able to convince the leaders of Germany and France on renegotiating the withdrawal deal and deliver a smooth Brexit, making his selection as Tory leader a success.