PHOTOS EU must drop backstop to avoid a no-deal Brexit: Johnson

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EU must drop backstop to avoid a no-deal Brexit: Johnson

AFP

21:37, August 24, 2019

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.

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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.

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