British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was prepared to take Brexit talks with the European Union down to the very last minute before the October 31 exit deadline, and if necessary to take a decision to leave without a deal on that day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday challenged Britain to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop within 30 days, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there would be no renegotiation of the Brexit deal.
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers.
Britain will spend “whatever it takes” before its departure date from the European Union to prepare for the possibility of leaving without a divorce deal, the minister responsible for planning for a no-deal Brexit said on Friday.
The Libramont agricultural show is the highlight of the year for Belgium’s proud beef industry but this year even the sunny skies of western Europe’s record heatwave couldn’t chase one looming shadow away.