“No intention to negotiate, which would require a plan,” the diplomat was quoted as saying. File photo/ AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's central scenario is a no-deal Brexit and he has no intention of renegotiating the Withdrawal Agreement, European diplomats were quoted as telling The Guardian newspaper.
“It was clear UK does not have another plan,” the newspaper quoted a senior EU diplomat after a meeting between David Frost, the government’s new chief Europe adviser and EU diplomats.
“No intention to negotiate, which would require a plan,” the diplomat was quoted as saying. “A no-deal now appears to be the UK government’s central scenario.”
Johnson, who officially took over from Theresa May on Wednesday and swiftly sacked most of her ministerial team, held the first meeting of his new cabinet of ministers on Thursday.
European partners on Friday warned Boris Johnson that his hardline Brexit stance was putting the UK on a “collision course” with the European Union (EU) and called on the new British premier to avoid “provocations.”
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday that the European Union had not received from Britain any alternatives to the so-called backstop provision in the Brexit divorce deal.
His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday, dedicated two rare manuscripts to the Islamic Manuscripts House at Al Qasimia University.
A multi-ethnic group of professionals raised the flag of the UAE at a recent international convention in the US when it bagged the highest award at the “ASNT Annual Conference” in Houston, Texas.
Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) announced that it signed an agreement with Amina Hospitals, which will sponsor the first Ajman Half Marathon organised by Al Qudra Sports Management, on Monday.