The British prime minister will detail his formal proposals Wednesday in his closing speech at the Conservative Congress in Manchester.
An offer to take or leave. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make Wednesday, October 2, a "Final offer" to the European Union (EU) with a view to concluding a Brexit agreement "Fair and reasonable", announced Tuesday evening its services. The head of government will detail his formal proposals Wednesday in his closing speech of the congress of the Conservative Party in Manchester (north-west of England).
"If Brussels does not enter into a dialogue on this offer, then this government will stop negotiating until we leave the EU" without agreement on October 31, said the services of the Prime Minister in a statement.
"Under no circumstances (Boris Johnson) will not negotiate time " in Brexit, added the text, although the British Parliament passed a law requiring him to request a new postponement in the event of a "no deal" on 19 October, just after the next European summit.
Thirty days before the planned departure of the UK from the EU, time is running out for agreement. For Paris, the hypothesis of a "no deal", with potentially chaotic economic repercussions, is "Most plausible". Brussels and London still can not agree on concrete alternative solutions to the "safety net", a mechanism aimed at preventing the return of a border in Ireland between the British North Province and the EU Member State EU south, after Brexit.
according to The Telegraph, the British proposal provides that Northern Ireland remains in the European single market until 2025, while forming a customs union with the United Kingdom. So there would be some kind of two borders: customs controls between the two Irlandes and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, which separates Great Britain from its northern Irish province. Then, in 2025, it would be up to the North Irish assembly to decide on its future, the paper says.
In its current form, the backstop plans to keep the UK as a whole in a customs union with the EU, as well as further EU regulatory alignment for Northern Ireland.
Customs controls in dedicated centers
Questioned Tuesday by British media, Boris Johnson had denied wanting to install customs posts on the Irish border, as claimed by the Irish TV channel RTE. This prospect scandalized Dublin, seeing it as a threat to peace.
According to this media, London plans to organize customs controls several kilometers from the Irish border, in dedicated centers. Goods transported from one site to another would be monitored in real time by mobile phone or by locating devices on the trucks.
Boris Johnson also warned that he would have to "Accept the reality" : "There must be a system of customs controls"he warned, ensuring that this would not require "New infrastructure". "It's on this point that negotiation will be difficult", he added.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that"No British government should seek to impose customs centers" between the two ireland "Against the will" of their peoples.
In 1998, the signing of the Good Friday agreement ended Northern Ireland with three decades of violence between the nationalist (Catholic) Republicans, supporters of the reunification of Ireland, and the Unionist (Protestant) Loyalists. maintenance in the British Crown.
Ireland fears a resurgence of violence in the event of a reappearance of a land border and controls between the two Irlandes.
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