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The British minister of Brexit stresses that it is now up to Brussels to negotiate with London

October 3, 2019

LONDON, Oct. 3 (Reuters / EP) –

The British minister of Brexit, Stephen Barclay, has defended on Thursday the proposals for the exit of the European Union presented by the country's prime minister, Boris Johnson, and has called on the European Union to start negotiating with the London Executive .

“We are focused on getting an agreement because we think it is the best way forward,” Barclay said. “These are serious proposals and we clearly need to have a negotiation with the European Union to move forward,” he stressed.

Before the question of whether there will be a postponement of Brexit, the British minister recalled that for an extension that possibility would have to be supported by the other 27 members of the European Union.

“The risk of not having an agreement is obviously much less favorable than the exit in an orderly and smooth way and if there is no agreement, obviously the controls will have to be put on the part of the Government of Ireland,” he explained.