& # 39; No Deal is YOUR responsibility & # 39 ;: Furious Jean-Claude Juncker is attacking because & # 39; desperate & # 39; EU claims that Boris Johnson does not want to reach an agreement prior to the last round of discussions in Brussels
- Jean-Claude Juncker said that No Deal Brexit is the & # 39; responsibility of the UK & # 39; will be
- EU diplomats & # 39; in despair & # 39; amid claims that Boris Johnson does not want a Brexit deal
- EU & Michel Barnier and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay meet later in Brussels
Jean-Claude Juncker attacked the Brexit today in the midst of & # 39; despair points & # 39; of the EU that Boris Johnson does not want a deal.
The committee chairman insisted that he and chief negotiator Michel Barnier do everything in their power to reach an agreement.
He warned that & # 39; the responsibility lies solely on the British side & # 39; if there is no breakthrough to prevent the UK from crashing on October 31.
But despite the fact that Mr Barnier and Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay are coming to Brussels for more talks this afternoon, the prospects of an upcoming arrangement seem far away.
EU diplomats have wondered if Mr Johnson really wants to reach an agreement and said that a series of draft texts submitted by the UK on solutions for the Irish border would give them & # 39; in despair & # 39; had left.
They also warned that concrete proposals should be submitted by the end of next week to win a deal at the EU summit on 17 October.
Jean-Claude Juncker (shown yesterday in Brussels with the Japanese Shinzo Abe) started the attack on Brexit in the middle of & # 39; desperate & # 39; claims from the EU that Boris Johnson does not want a deal
Johnson (pictured in a photo of a hospital in Harlow, Essex today) has insisted that he would rather & # 39; die in a ditch & # 39; would be to break his promise that the UK will leave on Halloween
Johnson has insisted that he seriously want to make a deal, but warns that guerrilla warfare by Remainers reduces his influence on Brussels.
What happens next in the Brexit crisis?
Here's how the coming weeks can end:
Today: Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier from the EU will hold talks in Brussels.
September 29 – October 2: The Tory conference takes place in Manchester, but is probably hampered by the fact that Parliament is sitting here.
Johnson will give his first keynote speech as the last day leader – but the schedule is in turmoil because he should take PMQ's at the same time.
The speech will be a crucial way to know how Brexit conversations are going.
October 17-18: A top EU summit in Brussels, where Johnson has vowed that he will try to get a Brexit deal, despite Remainers destroying his negotiating position & # 39; & # 39 ;.
19 October: If there is no Brexit deal on that date, the remaining legislation requires the prime minister to beg the EU to avoid an extension to No Deal.
Jeremy Corbyn has said that he will not let Mr. Johnson activate an election until an extension is secured.
October 31st: The current deadline for the UK to leave the EU.
November December: An election seems inevitable, but Labor hints that it could push the date back to Christmas to further humiliate the prime minister.
A law passed by MPs obliges the EU to beg for an extension if no agreement is reached on 19 October.
But the prime minister has insisted that he would rather & # 39; die in a ditch & # 39; would be to break his vow that the UK is leaving at Halloween.
In an interview with the German newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine, Mr. Juncker said today: & Our chief negotiator Michel Barnier and I are doing everything possible to reach an agreement.
& # 39; But if we do not succeed in the end, the responsibility is solely on the British side. & # 39;
Juncker added that negotiations about a future trade relationship between Great Britain and the EU would be very complicated by a disorderly Brexit.
& # 39; We will want and need to conclude a free trade agreement, & # 39; he said. & # 39; But that won't just happen, as some people in Britain imagine. Some of the trade agreements that we have concluded in my mandate have lasted for many years. & # 39;
European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said: & # 39; Technical discussions are taking place this week with the UK on some aspects of customs and sanitary and phytosanitary rules, and the next technical meeting is scheduled for tomorrow.
"There are documents, there are discussions based on the documents, we have negotiating teams, but I will not further characterize these discussions and exchanges at this stage, since the next step is the European Council."
Meanwhile, Mr. Johnson is confronted with the threat of a cabinet uprising against Brexit, while ministers warn that the plan of top chef Dominic Cummings & # 39; has clearly failed & # 39 ;.
Three cabinet figures are preparing for the prime minister and saying that he must compromise with Labor and Remainer rebels to get a deal.
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay (left) and Michel Barnier (right) of the EU hold talks in Brussels this afternoon
Dominic Cummings (see photo on the right that arrives in Whitehall today) forms the core of the government's controversial Brexit strategy
They are expected to tell Mr. Johnson that if the EU offers a compromise on the hated Irish backstop at the last minute, he & # 39; must take what he can get & # 39 ;.
But there is little evidence that Mr. Johnson is in the mood to go back, with the Tory conference next week because of the slogan & # 39; Get Brexit Done & # 39 ;.
Mr Cummings last night rejected the claim that the rhetoric of the government & # 39; people versus politicians & # 39; poisoned the public debate.
He said that MPs had spent three years since the referendum, & # 39; said goodbye to & # 39; and jibing: & # 39; What do they expect? & # 39;
Another cabinet minister has reportedly warned that it is not possible to get Brexit through at the end of October to risk riots in the street.
In the meantime, Sir John Major has expressed the fear that Johnson might attempt to abuse the private powers of the council to suspend a law that requires him to plead for extension instead of crashing the UK on Halloween.
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