Britain entered another crucial day of negotiations Tuesday to reach an agreement with the European Union three weeks ahead of October 31, the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to pull the UK out of the bloc with or without a deal.
Euronews reports that on Monday, the UK’s chief Brexit official David Frost was in Brussels and Brexit minister Steve Barclay visited the Netherlands in an attempt to drum up support for Johnson’s proposal that Northern Ireland leaves the customs union along with the rest of the UK, but remains in the single market for goods.
But the response in Dublin has been cool on the plan, with Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was preparing to present a no deal Brexit plan on Tuesday, outlining plans to insulate the country if Britain leaves the EU without an agreement.
Meanwhile the Telegraph reports that a poll found that the public will blame Parliament, Remain MPs and Brussels more than Boris Johnson if Brexit is delayed. The report also indicates that the prospects of a general election in the UK are significantly high and in the event of one, the Tories are expected to focus on No Deal proposition.