Merkel Warns Johnson: Brexit Deal has No Chance without Compromise on Ireland
Merkel Warns Johnson: Brexit Deal has No Chance without Compromise on Ireland. The negotiations about how the British leave the European Union seem almost fruitless.
Anonymous sources around British Prime Minister Johnson state that his government has been oncoming, but there is no solution for the British part of Ireland (Northern Ireland).
Johnson called early this morning with the German government leader Angela Merkel. She has told him, according to British media, that a Brexit deal is now implausible unless London agrees that Northern Ireland will continue to be part of the European Customs Union.
But, according to Johnson, that would not be acceptable and, in his opinion, it would make any deal impossible.
Johnson wants the free movement of goods to continue to exist between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland after the Brexit. This goes less far than the customs union.
The agreements that Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May made with Brussels about the Brexit were mainly broken on the passages about the future status of Northern Ireland.