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Ireland Varadkar says leaks of UK proposals to leave EU ‘not promising’

18:10  02 october  2019
18:10  02 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

EU to ramp up pressure on Johnson to table detailed backstop plan

  EU to ramp up pressure on Johnson to table detailed backstop plan The European Union is to ramp up pressure on the UK to provide workable alternatives to the backstop within days. As the clock ticks towards a crucial meeting of EU leaders on October 17, there will be a major push for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to table detailed proposals. Mr Johnson remains locked in a bitter battle with MPs at home but is now set for further showdowns with EU leaders. © PA Wire/PA Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Government Buildings during his visit to Dublin.

The EU says it has "not received any proposals from the UK " yet that could replace the backstop. Speaking on day three of the Conservative conference, Mr Johnson said he believed the UK was offering enough to win the EU round and more detail would be made public soon.

The European Commission says it will "examine [the proposals ] objectively". The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October and the government has insisted it will not negotiate a further The government is also promising a "New Deal for Northern Ireland", with financial commitments to help manage But the spokeswoman also reminded the UK of its "well-known criteria", saying : "In order for there to be a

Leo Varadkar wearing a suit and tie: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar intends to speak to Boris Johnson about his latest proposals (Brian Lawless/PA) © Brian Lawless Taoiseach Leo Varadkar intends to speak to Boris Johnson about his latest proposals (Brian Lawless/PA)

The Irish Premier says from what he has seen of the UK’s proposals to leave the EU, they are “not promising”.

Leo Varadkar, speaking on Wednesday afternoon, said he had not had a chance to hear Mr Johnson’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, or look at the written proposals, and was remiss to comment until he had.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © Catalyst Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) “I didn’t have a chance to hear the Prime Minister’s speech, I was in the chamber, but I’ll wait till I’ve had a chance to see the written proposals and then we’ll consult with the EU commission and our European colleagues and decide.

Leo visits Disney's Hollywood dream factory

  Leo visits Disney's Hollywood dream factory Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Disney's Hollywood dream factory on the last day of his mission to promote Ireland's movie and TV industry in Los Angeles. Mr Varadkar rubbed shoulders with movie stars as he led Screen Ireland's efforts to double the size of the $1bn Irish audio visual sector in the coming years. The Taoiseach poses with an Oscar at the Warner Bros studios Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, 'Downton Abbey' star Allen Leech, comedian Aisling Bea, and 'Mad Men' actor Jared Harris were among those in attendance at an exclusive dinner on Thursday night.

Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar has said the Republic is "not going to allow ourselves to be dragged out of the single market". Speaking in the Dáil, he also welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's rejection of a proposal for custom sites near to the border.

Tánaiste says Government hasn’t seen plans yet but leaked details ‘no basis’ for agreement. to deliver a message that there will be no delay beyond the October 31st deadline for the UK to leave the EU . Mr Coveney echoed earlier comments by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that proposals involving

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © Catalyst Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) “What I can say is, from the leaks, it’s not promising, and does not appear to form the basis for an agreement but we’ll keep talking, however I’d want to see them in writing first.”

Mr Varadkar added that he plans to speak to Boris Johnson later on Wednesday evening, in which Mr Johnson can shed more light on the proposals the UK has tabled to leave the EU on October 31.

Varadkar 'not optimistic' Johnson will have realistic fix for Brexit

  Varadkar 'not optimistic' Johnson will have realistic fix for Brexit Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is "not particularly optimistic" that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will present realistic proposals for achieving a Brexit deal next week. It comes as the EU heaped pressure on Mr Johnson to put forward ideas to break the deadlock over his wish to scrap the backstop to avoid a hard Border. It comes as the EU heaped pressure on Mr Johnson to put forward ideas to break the deadlock over his wish to scrap the backstop to avoid a hard Border.

The EU says it has "not received any proposals from the UK " yet that could replace the backstop. The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October. The Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar , said in the event of a no-deal Brexit, there would need to be checks at ports, airports and perhaps at the border.

The European Commission says it will "examine [the proposals ] objectively". Speaking before he saw the plan, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told the Irish Parliament The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October and the government has insisted it will not negotiate a The government is also promising a "New Deal for Northern Ireland", with financial commitments to help manage the changes.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, talks to European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to send to Brussels what he says is the U.K.'s © Catalyst Images European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, talks to European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to send to Brussels what he says is the U.K.'s "final offer" for a Brexit deal, with the date set for Britain's departure less than a month away. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) He also called on Mr Johnson to deal with all the parties of Northern Ireland equally.

A clear message to the Prime Minister that he should not favour the DUP, whom he once relied on for a majority and recently made an unexpected appearance at their fringe event during his own party conference, above the rest of the Stormont parties.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Carrie Symonds, girlfriend of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R), listen to the Prime Minister's keynote speech on day four of the 2019 Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 2, 2019 in Manchester, England. The U.K. government prepares to formally submit its finalised Brexit plan to the EU today. The offer replaces the Northern Irish Backstop with border, customs and regulatory checks lasting until 2025. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) © Catalyst Images MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Stanley Johnson, father of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Carrie Symonds, girlfriend of Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R), listen to the Prime Minister's keynote speech on day four of the 2019 Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central on October 2, 2019 in Manchester, England. The U.K. government prepares to formally submit its finalised Brexit plan to the EU today. The offer replaces the Northern Irish Backstop with border, customs and regulatory checks lasting until 2025. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) “I hope to speak to the Prime Minister later this evening,” he said.

UK’s ‘non-paper’ Brexit proposals would be evidence of bad faith – Varadkar

  UK’s ‘non-paper’ Brexit proposals would be evidence of bad faith – Varadkar Irish state broadcaster RTE reported that the suggestion sent to the EU by the UK would lead to the posts being built close to the border. The leader of Ireland’s opposition party Micheal Martin asked Mr Varadkar whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the non-papers during their recent meetings in Dublin and New York.“I’m conscious when answering your question that I am talking about non-papers that I haven’t seen,” Mr Varadkar said during leaders’ questions.

The European Commission said they will "examine [the proposals ] objectively". The UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October. On the eve of his speech, Mr Johnson told a conference fringe meeting, hosted by the DUP, that he hoped to reach a deal with the EU over the course of "the next few days".

Boris Johnson says the "reality" of Brexit is there will need to be customs checks on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU . According to leaked proposals , the government has Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the UK government had promised Ireland and the EU there would be

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech to delegates on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Central convention complex, in Manchester, north-west England on October 2, 2019. - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to unveil his plan for a new Brexit deal at his Conservative party conference Wednesday, warning the EU it is that or Britain leaves with no agreement this month. Downing Street said Johnson would give details of a © Catalyst Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech to delegates on the final day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Central convention complex, in Manchester, north-west England on October 2, 2019. - Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to unveil his plan for a new Brexit deal at his Conservative party conference Wednesday, warning the EU it is that or Britain leaves with no agreement this month. Downing Street said Johnson would give details of a "fair and reasonable compromise" in his closing address to the gathering in Manchester, and would table the plans in Brussels the same day. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rubs his eyes as he attends a weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to send to Brussels what he says is the U.K.'s © Catalyst Images European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rubs his eyes as he attends a weekly meeting of the College of Commissioners at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was due to send to Brussels what he says is the U.K.'s "final offer" for a Brexit deal, with the date set for Britain's departure less than a month away. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) “I expect him to talk me through the proposals, and for me to ask him to listen to the voice of the people of Northern Ireland.

Ireland’s Varadkar says Johnson’s Brexit plan ‘falls short’

  Ireland’s Varadkar says Johnson’s Brexit plan ‘falls short’ Ireland’s deputy prime minister Simon Coveney also said unless there were changes ‘there will be no deal’.The Prime Minister told MPs he has made a “genuine attempt to bridge the chasm” with the European Union by making compromises to strike a fresh Brexit deal.

The EU said it had yet to receive any formal proposals , but one official said : "We are ready to examine workable proposals that achieve all objectives of AFP/File / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 after almost five decades of membership. But he is wary that anything he

LEADING Brexiteer Steve Baker warned the European Research Group (ERG) of Conservative backbenchers which he chairs will only be prepared to vote for Boris Johnson's deal if it ends the EU "supremacy" in the UK as he said the UK does not owe the bloc £39billion.

“As Prime Minister he must act with impartiality and listen to all the parties of Northern Ireland, and the people of Northern Ireland, who voted against Brexit and do not want to see customs posts on the border.”

Boris Johnson, Arlene Foster sitting on a bench: Boris Johnson with DUP leader Arlene Foster (Niall Carson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Boris Johnson with DUP leader Arlene Foster (Niall Carson/PA)

Leo Varadkar continued: “It will be necessary to have checks, but we believe they should be done at ports and airports, not along the 500km border. That’s our position and makes sense to us,” Mr Varadkar added.

“No-one on the island of Ireland wants checks at the border, why would any British government want to force that on Irish people, north and south?”

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the stage after he finishes his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © Catalyst Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the stage after he finishes his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) When it was put to Mr Varadkar that Mr Johnson had referred to the Irish border as a “technical issue”, the Irish leader disagreed.

“It’s much more than technical, it’s deeply political, legal, and the technical aspects are a small part of that.”

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © Catalyst Images Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's ruling Conservative Party is holding their annual party conference. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) When asked as he was leaving if he still believes the Prime Minister wants a deal, Mr Varadkar said: “Yes.”

Ireland’s Varadkar says Johnson’s Brexit plan ‘falls short’

  Ireland’s Varadkar says Johnson’s Brexit plan ‘falls short’ Ireland’s Varadkar says Johnson’s Brexit plan ‘falls short’The Prime Minister told MPs he has made a “genuine attempt to bridge the chasm” with the European Union by making compromises to strike a fresh Brexit deal.

Johnson says Britain will leave the EU on the scheduled Oct. 31 date with or without a deal. A Brexit agreement between the EU and his predecessor Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that under May, the U . K . government " promised no hard border or associated controls or checks and we expect

He said : “My colleague John FitzGerald tells the story of how an Irish delegation to London in the Now pro-Brexit Mr Johnson sits in No.10, he has promised not to request any more extensions Many Brexiteers believe this is because Mr Varadkar does not want the UK to leave the EU , so is The EU rejected these leaked proposals , but the Prime Minister maintains that these were not the

The UK is due to submit its formal plans for altering the Northern Ireland backstop at 4pm on Wednesday in a bid to secure a deal with the European Union.

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