Stop playing stupid blame game, European Union tells British PM

UN General Assembly

It's safe to say Tusk has not taken favorably to No. 10's response to Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone call exchange on Tuesday, where they discussed the ongoing Brexit crisis.

The source added that "Merkel said that if Germany wanted to leave the EU they could do it no problem but the United Kingdom cannot leave without leaving Northern Ireland behind in a customs union and in full alignment forever".

They said the United Kingdom was not willing to move away from the principle of providing a consent mechanism for Northern Ireland, or the plan for leaving the customs union, and if the EU did not accept those principles, "that will be that" and the plan moving forward would be an "obstructive" strategy towards Brussels.

She said: "The EU position has not changed".

He tweeted that a deal based on the UK's latest proposals had "been unrealistic from the beginning and yet the European Union has been willing to engage".

Pressured by Brexit jitters, the pound fell 0.5% to $1.2226.

The EU was scathing.

The outgoing EU Council President Donald Tusk echoed Sturgeon, warning Johnson on Twitter that "what's at stake is not winning some stupid blame game". But, under English law, he also is required to seek an extension if he doesn't have a deal by October 19 - something that may still force him to seek a delay and hold a general election before going back to Brussels again.

Such abrupt remarks indicate the Brexit blame game has begun in earnest, and that now both London and European Union capitals are preparing for an acrimonious and potentially chaotic Brexit for which neither side wants to be held responsible. "You don't want a deal, you don't want an extension, you don't want to revoke, quo vadis?" he asked.

No 10 has insisted Mr Johnson will comply with the law, but Laura Kuenssberg says there are still conversations going on in Downing Street about writing a second letter, making the case that a delay is unnecessary.

Trump says Pelosi may be guilty of treason
Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the original whistleblower, announced he was also representing the second whistleblower. I suppose that means that they and everyone who has badly conspired with them should be removed from office.

"If his ideas are limited to what he presented to the negotiator (Michel) Barnier five days ago, it means that he doesn't actually want an agreement", Sassoli, an Italian, told reporters, speaking through a translator in London.

The Downing Street source reportedly said that Tuesday's call was a "very useful clarifying moment in all sorts of ways", with the result that "a deal is essentially impossible not just now but ever".

BREXIT BLAME GAME An array of remarks by unidentified British sources laid bare just how far apart the two sides are after three years of tortuous haggling over the first departure of a sovereign state from the EU.

Brexit talks are now reaching a critical moment, a British spokesman said in Brussels, where Johnson's Brexit negotiator David Frost was in meetings with European Union officials.

While the British Pound has recovered from its recent lows in early mid-week trade it remains vulnerable, with markets maintaining the view that negotiations aimed at reaching a revised Brexit deal between the European Union and United Kingdom are on the verge of collapse.

Arlene Foster, leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Union Party (DUP), said in a statement that "for the United Kingdom to be asked to leave a part of its sovereign territory in a foreign organisation of which the UK would no longer be a part and over which we would have no say whatsoever is beyond insane".

On Tuesday, Britain published more details of its plans for a scenario where there is no deal.

Scotland's top civil court is due to rule Wednesday whether someone else - possibly a judge - could sign an extension request if Johnson fails to follow parliament's order to ask for one if there is still no deal by October 19. He has also repeatedly demanded an election but parliament has refused to grant one.

The British government is preparing for Brexit negotiations to end this week, according to a report in the Spectator magazine.

The source also warned that negotiations with Brussels could collapse this week and blamed Irish premier Leo Varadkar for refusing to engage.

Related News:



Most liked

Crackdown announced after Alec Baldwin falls for tour 'scam'
NO [ONE] EVER MENTIONED NEW F***ING JERSEY!' Baldwin wrote in an Instagram post about the debacle. Hilaria, 35, posted the evidence that they did, in fact, end up seeing the Statue of Liberty.

Al-Qaeda's South Asia chief killed in Afghanistan
A further 14 people were arrested, including five Pakistani nationals and one Bangladeshi. An additional 22 Taliban fighters, including foreigners, were killed in the raid.

Scientists Grow Cow Cells Into ‘Real’ Steak on International Space Station
Astronauts aboard NASA's International Space Station (ISS) made history after successfully growing meat in space for the first time.

Sir Alex Ferguson in special tribute to 'absolute legend' Wenger
As mentioned earlier, Thierry Henry also praised his former manager, who lifted 17 trophies during his time with Arsenal . The 30-year-old only made just 24 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season . "For me that would be enough".

North Korean fishing boat's crew rescued after colliding with Japanese ship
Japan's coast guard said in a statement: "We have confirmed that there was a collision, and we are now investigating the details". The crew of a North Korean fishing boat has been rescued after a collision with a Japanese Fisheries Agency patrol ship .

Dallas Police Criminalize Joshua Brown In Death Like They Did Botham Jean
Shaun King announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of those who killed Brown. Moore addressed rumors being circulated that Dallas police were somehow involved in Brown's killing.

Nobel Prize in physics: 2019 winners made significant cosmological discoveries
Swedish academy member Mats Larsson said this year's was "one of the easiest physics prizes for a long time to explain". Past physics prize laureates include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and James Chadwick, the discoverer of the neutron.

Democratic Minneapolis mayor tries to shut down Trump campaign rally
Trump used his Twitter to promote the Minneapolis Police Union's " Cops for Trump " t-shirts they created to skirt the ban . The dispute erupted late Monday when the campaign accused Mayor Jacob Frey, a Trump critic, of trying to sink the rally.

US Imposes Visa Restrictions On Chinese Officials Over Muslim Treatment
US futures fell after China said it strongly opposed the American decision to blacklist some of its technology firms. USA officials say the company is using facial recognition to repress Muslims in China's northwest.

'Big Bang Theory' gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement
Peebles said the awards and prizes are "very much appreciated" but said that's not why young people should study the sciences . The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to, seen from left on the screen, James Peebles , Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz .

Virginia Tech Hokies at Miami Hurricanes
Virginia Tech's defense forced four Miami turnovers on the Canes' first four possessions and forced five turnovers in the game. The Hokies are just 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games on grass and 1-7 ATS in their last eight ACC games.

Djokovic stuns Japan Open with machine-like tennis
World number one Novak Djokovic said he played like a machine in progressing to the Japan Open semi-final. Millman will face Djokovic, a 6-3 6-4 victor over third-seeded Belgian David Goffin , the 2017 champion.

Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Xi Jinping
On August 5, the Central government abrogated Article 370, withdrawing special status given to Jammu and Kashmir. Every evening, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism.

Sania Mirza’s sister to tie knot with Mohammad Azharuddin’s son
In fact, in the three innings he played, he scored just 17 runs at an average of 5.66 and was subsequently left out of the side. The Mirza sisters' family is proud and happy to welcome their second son-in-law, who also hails from cricket background.

Local LGBT workers head to Supreme Court for discrimination cases
Tabacco Mar said it was up to the Supreme Court to stop the LGBTQ community from being "relegated to second class status". Thomas is expected to still participate in deciding the three cases being argued before the Court today.