The French president, with whom the British prime minister has spoken by phone, wants to assess the feasibility of an agreement "next weekend".
"The European Union (EU) should not be falsely convinced that the UK could remain in the EU after 31 October. " In a telephone interview with Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson again ruled Sunday, October 6, a postponed Brexit, scheduled for October 31.
It's about the "Last chance to reach an agreement – what each party wants – so that we can move forward and build a new partnership between the UK and the EU "said Boris Johnson, whose remarks were reported by a spokesman for Downing Street. "But for that to be possible, the EU must make the same compromises that the UK has made in recent weeks and months. "
The French President has, for his part, declared that "The negotiation was to continue in the coming days with the team of Michel Barnier (the Brexit Chief Negotiator for the EU), in order to evaluate at the end of next week if an agreement is possible », according to the Elysée.
The plan presented on Wednesday by Boris Johnson was greeted with skepticism in Brussels, which sees several points "Problematic". So Johnson is trying to convince European leaders: besides the French president, he met this weekend with his counterparts Finnish, Dutch and Portuguese, and will continue its discussions, while his Minister Brexit Steve Barclay will continue to tour European capitals until Tuesday.
At 25 days from the scheduled date, Mr. Johnson keeps repeating that there will be "No more postponement" Brexit, already delayed twice. A law passed by Parliament, however, forced him to postpone the date of divorce if there is no agreement at the European summit of 17 and 18 October, to avoid a "No deal" potentially disastrous economic and social consequences. But, determined to bring out his country " no matter the cost " on October 31, Boris Johnson may ignore this law, then challenging Queen Elizabeth to dismiss him, according to the Sunday Times.
Another card that he could play: the veto of an EU country to the report, which must be approved unanimously of the Member States. The Telegraph Saturday raised the possibility that Viktor Orban's Hungary will come to the aid of Mr Johnson.