Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, has rejected a plea by Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, to remove the backstop agreement from any Brexit deal. Verhofstadt accused the Prime Minister of playing “political blame games”.
Verhofstadt said on Twitter:
“I don’t see any majority in the @Europarl_EN to remove the backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement. It is a vital insurance policy, negotiated in good faith & supported by the people of the Island of Ireland. The time for bluster & political blame games is fast running out.”