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UK PM Johnson to meet European leaders in New York in push for Brexit deal

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a roundtable at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold talks with European leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week as part of his push to secure a Brexit deal by the end of October.

 

Johnson is due to meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, European Council President Donald Tusk, French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Angela Merkel on Monday and Tuesday, a senior UK official said.

 

"What this gives the Prime Minister an opportunity to do is talk to them at leader level about what some of our proposals are," the official said.

 

"We are under no illusions that there is an awful lot of work still to do and you should view the discussions at UNGA as part of an ongoing process."

 

Johnson has promised to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a deal, and is seeking changes to the agreement his predecessor Theresa May reached with Brussels.

 

Earlier this week, Britain shared technical documents with Brussels setting out its ideas for dealing with the contentious issue of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. These were not the formal written legal proposals Brussels has asked for however.

 

The British official said the New York talks would be a chance to discuss the ideas set out in the papers, which covered agri-food, customs and manufactured goods.

 

"They do provide a significant amount of detail on what we are proposing as a potential way forward," the official said.

"What is obviously encouraging is it is clear that all sides do want to try and achieve a deal, so the onus now is on everybody to work hard to try to find a way through."

 

In New York, Johnson will address a breakfast meeting of British and American business leaders on Tuesday, during which he will set out his pitch for why they should invest in post-Brexit Britain.

 

He is also due to hold bilaterals with leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

 

(Editing by Stephen Addison)

 

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14 minutes ago, sawadee1947 said:

What UK is saying and what they are doing are different pair of shoes. UK with Boris is not reliable. 

A no-deal Brexit implements a border, whatever lies he's telling. 

😈

And this would collide with the Good Friday agreement. 

Do you get it now? 

 

I don't know what pair of shoes you are wearing but not the same as mine.

 

For a million times the UK have said there will be no border put up by the UK. Unless you can time travel and see the future you have to go on whats said until it happens or just be seen as a constant pessimistic complainer and a unsubstantiated know all.

 

You should stop listening to Leo as he is just the EU's lap dog doing what he is told.

 

I get it. The EU have been using Ireland as a reason to keep the UK in the EU.

 

Sadly I can see the UK getting  a deal which for me is not what I personally. I wanted a clean break from the EU. The only consolation will be trawling back on the posts of remainers who have for 3 years have said this and that.

 

Stupid things like its all 27 of the EU countries have to agree. No way the UK will be able to do this and that.

 

 

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1 hour ago, sawadee1947 said:

Rubbish, 

Who sent then troopers to Belfast? 

Better you take a beer and keep quiet 😈

Many were already there Seamus; 'UK' an' all that 🤔

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1 minute ago, DannyCarlton said:

The UK will create a situation (no deal Brexit, no customs union), where there are no alternatives to creating a hard border. A breach of the GFA.

 

 

No they won’t.

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8 minutes ago, DannyCarlton said:

 

Johnson (that's the guy who wrote a scathing article in the Spectator, for which he later had to apologised, claiming that the Hillsborough disaster was all the fault of drunken Liverpudlians) doesn't give a damn if he restarts the troubles, he's only concerned that he and his mates make a killing by crashing the UK economy. Good of you to want to help him.

 

 

More Remain lies.

 

Johnson didn’t write that article as you falsely state.

 

He was editor and apologised for the article in 2012 (17 years ago but thanks for bringing it up in a 2019 Brexit debate) and again 2014.

 

 

Incidentally, the article did not say “all” the fault lay with drunken Liverpool fans ...it suggested that contributed to the disaster.

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1 hour ago, sawadee1947 said:

What UK is saying and what they are doing are different pair of shoes. UK with Boris is not reliable. 

A no-deal Brexit implements a border, whatever lies he's telling. 

😈

And this would collide with the Good Friday agreement. 

Do you get it now? 

 

Really silly..

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3 minutes ago, Jip99 said:

 

 

More Te Remain lies.

 

Johnson didn’t write that article as you falsely state.

 

He was editor and apologised for the article in 2012 (17 years ago but thanks for bringing it up in a 2019 Brexit debate) and again 2014.

...and the scousers were <deleted>faced.

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