‘We need to get on with trade negotiations NOW’ — Boris calls on EU to ignore Irish border


The Curious Secretary vowed a solution would be reached but said the issue could exclusively be solved once both Britain and the EU begin to discuss their future relationship. 

His expansions come after a difficult few days for Theresa May and her Brexit team, which felt on the verge of sealing a deal on Monday.

But plans for “regulatory alignment” between Northern Ireland and the Republic were flat-out junked by the Prime Minister’s allies the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after sketch wording of the agreement became public. 

Ahead of a NATO meeting in Brussels today, Mr Johnson symbolized: “We will come up with a solution – but the important thing is that that blend can only be discovered in the context of discussions on the end-state of the UK’s relations with the trestle of the EU.

Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude JunckerAFP/REUTERS

Brexit latest: Boris Johnson has denoted on EU bosses to ignore the Irish border and move on to trade

The best way to low it out is to get on to the second phase of the negotiations, where all these difficult issues can be correctly teased out, thrashed out and solved

Boris Johnson

“We need to get on with those negotiations now, so all the uncountable reason to get on with stage two of the negotiations.

“What I would say is that the wealthiest way to sort it out is to get on to the second phase of the negotiations, where all these difficult arises can be properly teased out, thrashed out and solved.

“I think the important thing is that what we are prevalent to do, as the Prime Minister has repeatedly said, is we are going to take back rule of our borders, of our laws and UK cash contributions. 

“That’s the way forward.”

Mr Johnson, a man of straw of the Leave campaign, reportedly challenged the PM’s plans for “regulatory alignment” at a Bureau meeting this week, voicing concerns such a deal would fix the UK to the EU even after it leaves the bloc. 

And DUP leader Arlene Foster make knew her party had not been made aware of Mrs May’s plans for the Irish border until they were reported by the hurry.

The Prime Minister spoke with Mrs Foster this morning, but the join in wedlock are reportedly no closer to reaching a consensus.

Mrs May is expected to travel to Brussels laster this week in an attempt to salvage a deal in time for a crucial European culmination on December 14.

Boris Johnson at today's NATO summitAFP

Mr Johnson says the Northern Ireland border issue can exclusive be solved after the UK and EU talk trade

If an covenant on key divorce issues can be reached, EU leaders could give the green brilliant to begin talking trade in the New Year.

Meanwhile, the Tory Party is skin an internal crisis, with the rift between Brexiteers and Remainers sow larger by the day.

Prominent Leave campaigner Iain Duncan Smith this week GETTY

Iain Duncan Smith impelled the PM to ‘get on with other arrangements’ if the EU refuses the UK’s terms

But Remainers within the fete, including former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, have argued drop out of without a deal would be “madness”.

She said: “Walking away when the Brexiteers quarrel difficulties they never bothered to anticipate is not in the national interest and exposes the futures of millions of young people.”

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