Defiant Boris Johnson to tell Germany and France ‘MPs will not stop Brexit’ after EU talks with Tony Blair

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DEFIANT Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Germany and France this week with a stark message: MPs won’t stop Brexit.

The PM will use a two-day trip to the continent to insist the referendum result will not be delayed again beyond October 31.

PM Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that'rebel MPs cannot stop Brexit'
PM Boris Johnson will tell Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron that ‘rebel MPs cannot stop Brexit’
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He will say that we are leaving with or without a deal.

Back-channel conversations are leading European capitals to believe Parliament can stand in the way of the referendum result, government sources say.

Fingers are being pointed at Tory rebels such as Philip Hammond and Dominic Grieve, along with ex-PM Tony Blair speaking to Eurocrats.

INTENSE MONTH AHEAD

Senior officials in No10 believe there is likely to be a month of intense negotiations after Westminster’s two-week sitting next month as they realise Brexit cannot be stopped. Mr Johnson has said he wants the EU to get rid of the “anti-democratic” Irish backstop in a new deal.

But leaked documents from the German finance ministry say they will reject changes and believe a No Deal exit is “highly likely”.

One No10 official insisted that until the EU countries realise the error of their ways they are unlikely to start negotiations “seriously”.

Sources insist the EU’s current position could end up being a “historic mistake”.

Even if BoJo loses a no­confidence vote that paves the way for a General Election, he would set the date for after the Brexit date.

Mr Johnson is still holding out for a new deal which could be finalised at the two-day EU Council starting on October 17.


Talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel Macron this week will mainly focus on the upcoming G7 summit and security and trade policy.

Ex-Brexit Minister David Jones last night said: “It’s about time the group of whiners realise that there is no mileage in scuppering Brexit.

People want it out of the way. It’s about time the EU twigged and started talking.”

EU is thought to be holding back-channel Brexit talks with Tony Blair
EU is thought to be holding back-channel Brexit talks with Tony Blair
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