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France believes a no deal exit is now the “most likely” Brexit scenario after Johnson demanded the EU reopen the withdrawal agreement and drop the Irish backstop. A French official said:
If the UK considers that having a backstop is absolutely excluded, that is its right, but in that case it limits the possibility of reaching an agreement.
The idea of saying ‘there’s not a deal, so I won’t pay’ does not work. We cannot imagine that a country like the UK would back out of an international commitment.
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21/08/2019 - www.theguardian.com