Brexit Deal Essentially Impossible After Johnson-Merkel Call | Politics
While the Brexit deadline is quickly approaching, negotiations between the EU and UK are not only getting more and more complicated, but also do seem on the brink of collapse.
The deal presented by UK prime minister Boris Johnson, which he considered as the last possible one, was already hardly acceptable by the EU for many reasons, but now the situation has degenerated, after a call between the PM and Angela Merkel.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly defined the deal as “overwhelmingly unlikely“, referring, above all, to the part concerning Northern Ireland, which would experience the creation of a sort of double border. This uncertain situation would surely affect peace and economic stability on the island.
Even Donald Tusk, the European council president, has criticized Johnson on Twitter: “What’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke. Quo vadis? [Where are you going?]”
Moreover, Johnson’s deal, which he knew, it would be hardly accepted by the EU, is widely considered just as a way to waste time, in order to force a “No Deal” Brexit and blame the EU for the failing negotiations.
On the other hand, the Benn Act could mess Johnson’s plans up. Indeed, the legislation, passed by MPs last month, will require the PM to write to the EU requesting a further delay if no deal is signed off by Parliament by October 19.
Nonetheless, by now, nothing is sure and the political situation in the UK seems more complicated than ever.
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