‘No Meeting Scheduled’


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

RTÉ reports:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no meeting scheduled with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit, Mr Johnson’s spokesman said.

A report in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph said an offer to meet the Taoiseach to talk about the backstop had been accepted and dates were being discussed.

The spokesman also said Mr Johnson had been clear he still wanted to get a Brexit deal but hoped the European Union understood the British government’s determination to leave the bloc on 31 October, “no ifs or buts”.

Johnson has no meeting scheduled with Vardakar – spokesman (RTE)

Boris Johnson accepted an offer from Irish premier Leo Varadkar to meet to try to break the Brexit deadlock (Sunday Telegraph, August 11, 2019)

Varadkar and Johnson to meet for talks on Brexit (RTE, August 11, 2019)

Earlier: Bryan Wall: Madman Johnson

10 thoughts on “‘No Meeting Scheduled’

  1. eoin

    Ah now, didn’t the British side yesterday say they expected a meeting between Boris and Leo before the next G7 summit on 24 August? And wasn’t it Leo who extended the meeting to Boris, so diplomatic convention suggests Boris will be coming over to Dublin.

  2. bisted

    …yawn…and so the sham debate trundles on…there won’t be any brexit and the dreary status quo will be restored. Art 50 will be revoked…but by whom…my money would be on the speaker, John Bercow…the 52% who voted for brexit will be betrayed…possibly even by Boris…

      1. Ron

        Quite rightfully there will be riots on the streets if they do betray the majority democratic decision of the people. Hopefully they will be dragged kicking and screaming because that’s what they deserve.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          It’s not a mandate though. A referendum in England doesn’t have to be acted on. It’s basically an opinion. Not like here, where the result has to be adhered to.

    1. Cian

      I don’t think that John Bercow has the power to revoke Article 50. It would (I assume) need to be agreed by a majority of MPs.

      1. bisted

        …the majority of MPs…ie: parliament…will vote against a directly voted democratic decision to leave the EU…the only person with the power to move the revoke clause will be John Bercow…Boris may call for his beheading…Jacob definitely will…

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