British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the European Union needed to drop its insistence on the Irish backstop to avoid a "no deal" Brexit.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the press ahead of a meeting with the French President at The Elysee Palace in Paris on August 22, 2019. (Photo: AFP)
"I don't want a 'no deal' Brexit. I say to our friends in the EU if they don't want a 'no deal' Brexit then we have got to get rid of the backstop from the treaty," Johnson told reporters on the way to a G7 summit in Biarritz.