UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to Luxembourg today, to meet outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Ahead of that, he wrote in the Daily Telegraph that “if we can make enough progress in the next few days, I intend to go to that crucial summit on Oct. 17, and finalize an agreement” for Brexit.
He also criticized the parliament for hampering his negotiation, by approving that law that forces him to seek another delay. He said, “Its effect is completely contrary to the UK’s interests – because it has at least given the impression to our partners that the UK is no longer either fully able or determined to leave on Oct 31.”
Separately, BusinessEurope Director General Markus Beyrer warned that “No deal is a recipe for disaster and should be definitely ruled out. A disorderly, no deal exit of the UK would be extremely harmful for all sides. It would cause massive damage for citizens and businesses in the UK and on the continent alike… The negative consequences would not be limited to the exit date but would drag on, endangering the fruitful and positive future relationship we all aim for.”