Britain’s Chief Brexit Negotiator, David Frost, arrived in Brussels for talks with his European Union counterparts.
With only seven weeks until Britain is due to quit the EU, the future of Brexit is as unclear as ever, with the possible outcomes ranging from the world’s fifth largest economy leaving without a deal to the 2016 referendum being overturned.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to persuade the EU to give him a deal at an EU leaders’ meeting two weeks before Brexit day or face a parliamentary injonction to ask for a postponement until 2020.
Last week, EU Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states that Britain had yet to present any significant proposals on replacing the Irish backstop, sources told Reuters.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the EU with a deal but also underlined that Berlin was well-prepared for a no-deal Brexit.