BREXIT MINISTER BARCLAY Britain may have to leave EU without deal


British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said the so-called backstop on the Irish border as part of a Withdrawal deal with the European Union “has to go,” and that while his government wanted a deal, Britain may have to leave the European Union without one at the end of October.

“We recognise that we may not be able to agree a deal and in that instance, we will leave with no deal,” he said.

Barclay was speaking to journalists and business people in Madrid just six weeks before the October 31 deadline by which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal.