EU's Juncker upbeat on Brexit accord, no-deal not an option

EU's Juncker upbeat on Brexit accord, no-deal not an option

Her Brexit proposals also reportedly involve accepting demands that goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain must meet European standards, meaning possible checks in the Irish Sea.

Mrs May has rejected the EU's proposal for a "backstop" to ensure there is no return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit, arguing that it would effectively impose a border between the North and the rest of the UK.

The BBC's Brussels correspondent Adam Fleming said officials still "seem to be pushing for the whole withdrawal agreement to basically be done" by the European Union summit on 17 October.

That, in turn, is a hard one for Britain where Prime Minister Theresa May's government relies on the support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which vehemently opposes differing rules on its soil from the rest of the United Kingdom.

He added that a Canada +++ deal would mean "the challenge for the Government is exclusively solving the Irish border question - which is a political issue".

At last month's European Union summit in Salzburg, Tusk torpedoed UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals and irked some conservatives with an Instagram post apparently pouring scorn on the prime minister and suggesting she was "cherry picking".

They want to achieve this by agreeing a new trade deal with the continuation of open borders.

He explained that the so-called "Canada+++ deal" was a far-reaching agreement on trade, internal security and foreign policy cooperation, which was "a true measure of respect".

Johnson last week urged the PM to "chuck Chequers" and instead pursue a "Canada-style" free trade deal with the European Union in an essay outlining his vision for Brexit in the Telegraph.

"So all of those things are Ireland's objectives and we'll continue to press them as we go forward into the final phase of these talks".

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has taken a swipe at the British media as he claimed the EU could have swung the Brexit referendum if David Cameron had not stopped it intervening.

Spain, sitting just north of Gibraltar - which will leave the European Union along with Britain - and Cyprus briefed on talks with London over two separate protocols that will be added to any withdrawal deal, the sources said.

Dominic Raab was quizzed over the DUP and the Irish border. But that could change after Brexit because the United Kingdom wants to leave both the single market and customs union.

"But it is not possible to predict whether we will be able to conclude the talks in October".

Appealing to the public for help with funding the legal challenge, Mr Maugham, director of the Good Law Project, said: "This is a case vital in our national interest".

Mr Juncker said "I think we need to refrain from this scenario of a no-deal".

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