EU parliament: Boris Johnson Brexit plan not remotely acceptable
Leading MEP says it is ‘nearly impossible’ to see how Irish border plan can be basis of deal
The European parliament has told Boris Johnson that his proposals for the Irish border do not “even remotely” amount to an acceptable deal for the EU, in comments echoed by Ireland’s prime minister.
The committee of MEPs representing the parliament’s views on Brexit said the prime minister’s proposals could not form the basis for an agreement, describing them as a “last-minute” effort. The European parliament will have a veto on any withdrawal agreement.