The prime minister’s spokeswoman said earlier in the day that Johnson was happy to accept the rest of former PM Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement if the backstop was removed, adding that he had been clear the only changes he wanted were about the backstop.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that unless the EU withdrawal agreement is reopened and the Irish backstop abolished, there is no prospect of a Brexit deal, the prime minister’s office stated.

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