PUBLISHED: 12:23, Mon, Jul 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 12:24, Mon, Jul 1, 2019
Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson appeared to call the EU’s bluff on the Brexit stance of political leaders. After hearing extracts from Leo Varadkar, Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, Mr Johnson appeared confident that the EU will eventually allow for changes and reopen Brexit negotiation talks. Sky News’ Sophy Ridge began by saying: “We are talking about the reality of how we are going to get Brexit done.
“You and I both know that if you are so certain to leave at the end of October then there is a chance that is significantly less than a million to one that we will leave with no deal.
“I just want to read to you some quotes from EU leaders, in the last month alone.
“Jean-Claude Juncker: There will be no more negotiations as far as the contents of the withdrawal agreement is concerned.
“Leo Varadkar: There is no withdrawal agreement without a backstop, Angela Merkel: The exit agreement has been finalised.
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Boris Johnson smiled as he confidently called the bluff of the EU on the Brexit withdrawal bill (Image: Sky News)
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“This before it was reported that you referred to French people as turds, so I can’t imagine