Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson request to remove backstop

Internal EU documents describe key arguments in British PM’s letter as incorrect and misleadingAll the day’s Brexit and politics newsDonald Tusk has rejected Boris Johnson’s request to strip the backstop out of the Brexit deal, with a thinly...

Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson request to remove backstop

Internal EU documents describe key arguments in British PM’s letter as incorrect and misleading

Donald Tusk has rejected Boris Johnson’s request to strip the backstop out of the Brexit deal, with a thinly veiled message that the British government is refusing to admit the lack of realistic alternatives.

Tusk, the president of the European council, issued the EU’s first official response after Johnson published a letter on Monday night calling for the “undemocratic” backstop to be scrapped.

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