Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / UK PM unveils new Brexit plan, warns to walk out sans deal

UK PM unveils new Brexit plan, warns to walk out sans deal

Oct '19
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come out with his ‘final’ Brexit proposals, warning European Union (EU) leaders that the United Kingdom will walk out without a deal on October 31 if the latter does not accept his terms. The plan includes several basic provisions, including a potential four-year time limit that EU leaders have rejected in the past.

Johnson’s new solution, however, has reportedly evoked a cool response from Brussels. After having a telephonic conversation with Johnson, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker pointed to “problematic points that will need further work in the coming days”.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Mr. Johnson's proposals “do not fully meet the agreed objectives,” although he promised to “study them in further detail”.

“The first assessment of nearly every member in the BSG [Brexit steering group of the European Parliament] was not positive at all,” according to BSG head Guy Verhofstadt, who suggested the UK offer was not a serious attempt at reaching a deal but an effort to shift blame for failure to Brussels, according to global newswires.

EU officials and British opponents of Brexit fear economic chaos, if the United Kingdom ends its 46-year membership of the European Union without a formal divorce agreement.

Mr. Johnson said the sides had until October 11 to hammer out the main outlines of a compromise so it could be included on the agenda of a EU leaders' summit in Brussels on October 17-18.

Proposing his own temporary customs arrangements, Johnson told Juncker the EU-backed backstop arrangement for the Irish border was ‘a bridge to nowhere’. As per Johnson's plans, Northern Ireland could temporarily continue to follow EU regulations.

The UK government also announced on October 2 it would suspend parliament from October 8 to 14 so that Queen Elizabeth II could set out the government's new programme.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Spokesperson, Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Sri Lanka has a good sustainable track record and strong stories to back it

Karan Behal,

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Jason Remnant,

Jason Remnant

<div>Xaar plc develops digital inkjet technology; it designs and...

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain,

Yash Jain & Sanjeev Jain

Divyam Export, launched about 30 years ago, exports to 15 countries,...

Urs Stalder, Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus SpA

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus SpA

Established in 2005, Direct Plus SpA, is one of the largest producers and...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Pranav Mishra, Huemn

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Follow us on instagram


Follow Fibre2Fashion On

Advanced Search