The scenario of a Brexit without agreement is favored by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who does not intend to renegotiate the terms of the withdrawal agreement Theresa May had reached, said several European diplomats at the Guardian.
The UK government said on Tuesday that it wants to negotiate a new Brexit deal with Brussels amid accusations that there is “no basis” for such talks at the moment.
“The fact that the withdrawal agreement has been widely rejected by the House of Commons three times means that if they want an agreement, they have to be ready to renegotiate. so be it. ”
“We will engage in negotiations with the utmost energy and friendship and hope that the EU will reconsider its current refusal to make any changes to the withdrawal agreement,” the spokesman added.
“The fact is that the withdrawal agreement has been rejected three times by Parliament and will not be adopted in its current form, so that if the EU wants an agreement, it must change its position. here we will continue to prepare to leave the EU on 31 October, “he concluded.
These latest comments came after the EU said the United Kingdom’s request to remove the Irish safety net from the agreement negotiated by Theresa May was unacceptable.
A spokeswoman for the European Commission said that the European executive “would remain available in the coming weeks if the United Kingdom wanted to discuss and clarify its position, whether by telephone or physically.”
A senior EU official reportedly stated that there was currently “no basis” for “meaningful discussions” and discussions had returned to the stage where they were three years ago.
During a visit to Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that even if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without agreement, talks between London and Brussels will continue for years.
“It does not end on October 31. If there is no agreement, then at some point we will have to start negotiating again and the first topics on the agenda will be the rights of citizens, the Settlement of the bill and the solution at the Irish border An exit without agreement will not end the backstop (the mechanism supposed to avoid the restoration of a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland), “said Leo Varadkar.