Britain is open to some flexibility on the mechanism that would allow lawmakers in Northern Ireland to decide whether the British province remains in regulatory alignment with the European Union (EU), as set out in London’s latest Brexit proposals, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said on Sunday.
The European Union has rejected a British request to hold Brexit talks this weekend, British media reported, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to leaving the bloc on October 31 despite the possibility of a not reaching an exit deal.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday told British counterpart Boris Johnson that new proposals on Britain’s exit from the European union did not fully meet agreed objectives but said he would study them further and consult with EU partners.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday unveil his final Brexit offer to the European Union and make clear that if Brussels does not engage with the proposal, Britain will not negotiate further and will leave on October 31.
Chief Executive Michael O’Leary says Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will have no long-term impact on Ryanair.