UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons today
“No country that values its independence and indeed its self-respect could agree to a treaty which signed away our economic independence and self-government as this backstop does,” Mr Johnson told the Commons.
“A time limit is not enough. If an agreement is to be reached, it must be clearly understood that the way to the deal goes by way of the abolition of the backstop.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
When questioned about Mr Johnson’s comments on the backstop, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he looks forward to discussing the issue with him.
The Taoiseach said that the threat of no-deal Brexit is a British one and he hopes Mr Johnson has not chosen it.
Mr Varadkar repeated that he hopes to meet Mr Johnson soon and did not want to start negotiating with him over the airwaves.