Macron tells Johnson Brexit backstop is indispensable

French president tells Boris Johnson he must present concrete proposals for UK exitEmmanuel Macron has described the Irish backstop as “indispensable” to a Brexit deal but backed the idea of giving Boris Johnson 30 days to find a solution as...

Macron tells Johnson Brexit backstop is indispensable

French president tells Boris Johnson he must present concrete proposals for UK exit

Emmanuel Macron has described the Irish backstop as “indispensable” to a Brexit deal but backed the idea of giving Boris Johnson 30 days to find a solution as he met the British prime minister in Paris on Thursday.

The French president told Johnson that he must present concrete proposals for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within a month, backing a call by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for a swift move by London to present initiatives.

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