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Johnson’s Plan for EU Divorce Deal Hits Trouble: Brexit Update

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"We have not received any proposals from the U.K. that meet all the objectives of the backstop," Mina Andreeva said.Source: Bloomberg
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Boris Johnson said the European Union will insist on customs checks because the whole U.K. -- including Northern Ireland -- is leaving.

Blaming the bloc for the need for checks is likely to inflame tensions in both Brussels and Dublin, and the Irish government described a leak of an earlier version of the U.K.’s proposals as a “non-starter.” If Johnson fails to come up with something workable this week, Britain could be on course to crash out of the bloc without a deal. That would mean a showdown -- and probably a court battle -- between the government and members of Parliament.