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The British Foreign Minister attributes the EU’s reluctance to Brexit to a “technical position”

September 16, 2019


The Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, has assured that the reluctance of the European Union to review its 'red lines' on Brexit is due to “an implicit tactical position to any negotiation”, so he sees options that the parties can close a new agreement before October 31.

“The EU knows our position. It has been discussed in detail both at a technical and political level,” Raab said, during a BBC radio interview in which he stressed that “the framework is very clear.”

London's priorities include eliminating the safeguard raised for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, “undemocratic” in the opinion of the Boris Johnson Government. The EU, however, has been reluctant to review this, as it has refused to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May Executive.

Raab has insisted that Johnson is willing to reach a new agreement, although he has also warned that there must be “some end” to it. The prime minister does not rule out the possibility that there is a chaotic Brexit, against even the law passed by Parliament and that it poses a possible extension.

At hours of the meeting that Johnson and the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, are planning to maintain, a source of Downing Street has announced that the prime minister will defend that he is not willing to have “any further delay”.

“The Prime Minister will raise that to Juncker, who although he wants to reach an agreement, if there is none before October 18, his idea is to leave without agreement on October 31 and reject any postponement offered by the EU,” he added source, cited by BBC.