EU leaders consider Johnson’s proposals to end Brexit impasse
The UK prime minister told them ‘it's a take it or leave it’ deal they faced and said if the EU was flexible, as the UK had been, a deal could be reached.
On Wednesday, Johnson told them “it's a take it or leave it” deal they faced and said if the EU was flexible, as the UK had been, a deal could be reached.
The seven-page document focused mainly on the future of the border between Northern Ireland, part of the UK and Ireland, part of the EU.
The proposals were complex and the EU’s negotiator described them as being progressive, but with problems remaining. The Irish premier said they didn’t fully meet his criteria for a deal.
The plans were discussed in Europe before a crucial EU Brexit summit in a fortnight's time. While in the UK, the prime minister wanted to suspend Parliament from Tuesday for six days to outline his plans to tackle domestic issues.