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IrelandTusk and Johnson clash over who will be to blame in case of no-deal Brexit

16:55  24 august  2019
16:55  24 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Tusk , who will be representing the EU at the G7, previously said there was “a special place in hell” for those who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch Since that letter and Johnson ’s statements that he believes a no deal could take place, “the EU and our member states need to take that possibility of

Mr Johnson has said the backstop is "anti-democratic" and must be scrapped. European Council President Donald Tusk said it was "an insurance to But No 10 insists he'd do a deal quickly if the EU was more flexible. In other words, Brussels would be expected to blink first as the prospect of no

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Boris Johnson and European Council President Donald Tusk have clashed at the start of the G7 summit over who will be to blame if there is a failure to reach a Brexit deal.

Mr Tusk said he hoped the Prime Minister would not go down in history as “Mr no deal” ahead of their face-to-face talks at the G7 summit in Biarritz on Sunday.

Tusk and Johnson clash over who will be to blame in case of no-deal Brexit © Dylan Martinez Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives in Biarritz, France, for the annual G7 summit.

But speaking on the plane to Biarritz, the Prime Minister shot back by suggesting that failure to reach a Brexit agreement would also reflect badly on Mr Tusk.

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But there has been no formal reply from Donald Tusk , the outgoing European commission president, as yet. He would go on to paint the EU as intransigent in an election campaign and try to blame the bloc for forcing the UK into a no - deal No 10 rejects demands for parliament to be recalled over Brexit .

No - deal Brexit would shrink UK's global influence, say ex-ambassadors. Tusk also had strong criticism for Donald Trump on a number of issues. Referring to the US president’s increasing use of tariffs in trade relations, he Tory rebels sceptical over Corbyn's plans for stopping no - deal Brexit .

The Prime Minister said: “I have made it absolutely clear I don’t want a no-deal Brexit.

“But I say to our friends in the EU if they don’t want a no-deal Brexit then we have got to get rid of the backstop from the treaty.

“If Donald Tusk doesn’t want to go down as ‘Mr no-deal Brexit’ then I hope that point will be borne in mind by him too.”

Mr Tusk had used a press conference at the G7 to set out the European Union’s position ahead of his talks with Mr Johnson.

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Boris Johnson warns EU that Brexit rebels CAN’T stop No Deal and insists Brussels WILL drop hated backstop. Brussels now appears to be putting Britain on track for a No Deal Brexit after slamming it as "unrealistic" Mr Tusk said his stance would lead to a hard border in Northern Ireland - something

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He said: “He will be the third British Conservative prime minister with whom I will discuss Brexit.

“The EU was always open to co-operation when David Cameron wanted to avoid Brexit, when Theresa May wanted to avoid a no-deal Brexit and we will also be ready now to hold serious talks with Prime Minister Johnson.

“One thing I will not co-operate on is no deal. I still hope that Prime Minster Johnson will not like to go down in history as `Mr no deal’.

“We are willing to listen to ideas that are operational, realistic and acceptable to all member states including Ireland, if and when the UK Government is ready to put them on the table.”

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