British PM reiterates call for flexibility from EU in Brexit talks
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated a call for flexibility from the European Union in Brexit talks during a meeting with Council President Donald Tusk in New York yesterday that failed to yield a breakthrough. Both the leaders met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly as Britain races towards its 31st of October departure without an exit agreement and the prospect of economic disruption.
A Downing Street Spokesperson said, the British Prime Minister emphasized that in order to secure a deal, they will now need to see movement and flexibility from the European Union. They also discussed three papers recently submitted by London with ideas on replacing the backstop provisions in the Brexit deal struck last year but rejected by British lawmakers.