According to Boris Johnson's staff, the discussions in Brussels are "about to fail". The European negotiator, Michel Barnier, will inform the members of the European Commission on Wednesday of the progress of the negotiations.
The prospect of signing an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union seems to be moving away again. Tuesday, 8 October, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, both expressed the character "Extremely improbable" of an agreement on Brexit, without compromise on the part of London.
In one message posted on his Twitter account, the President of the European Council has accused the 10 Downing Street player of playing with "The future of Europe and the United Kingdom". "You do not want to agree, you do not want an extension, you do not want to revoke (the divorce)Where are you going? "Tusk wrote just over a week before a divorce-ridden European summit with London.
"Extremely unlikely" agreement
According to the BBC, Boris Johnson's employees believe that the current discussions in Brussels are "About to fail", after a warning from the German Chancellor, who ruled an agreement "Extremely improbable" without compromise on the part of London. The German government refused to comment on the content of the conversation.
The European negotiator, Michel Barnier, has planned to inform Wednesday the members of the European Commission of the state of discussions with London, announced his services. The Commission declined to speak about the failure of the talks. "Technical discussions continue today. So I do not see how the talks would have failed if they take place today and in the days to come. ", said spokeswoman Mina Andreeva.
As it stands, the London project is not "Not yet enough to convince" Brussels and "At this rate we can not see how we could be ready for the Council" October 17 and 18, explained another source.
Brexit at all costs
Boris Johnson, who came to power at the end of July, pledged to remove the UK from the European Union (EU) at any cost on 31 October after two previous postponements, despite a law requiring him to ask for a deadline if no agreement is found by October 19, just after a European summit presented as the last chance.
Speculation is rife in the United Kingdom over the willingness of the leader to circumvent the law, which he has yet committed to respect, exploiting a possible loophole or asking an EU member state to his veto to a postponement.
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