Today’s edition of BBC Breakfast saw Dan Walker interview Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the latest Brexit developments and his plans for the Irish backstop. But as the host tried to pin down the politician over details of his plans, viewers were left irritated and took to Twitter to brand the chat a “waste of time”.
Walker began by asking about the government’s plan for the Irish backstop: "It seems proposals we are hearing about this morning with regards to the Irish border, have not only gone down badly in Ireland but also in Brussels. So first of all, what are the changes?”
“As far as I can make out from the response from Brussels and I think Dublin, they’re not talking about proposals that are going to be, they’re talking about some stuff that went in previously," Johnson hit back.
“But clearly, this is the moment when the rubber his the road and when the hard yards really are in the course of the negotiation.
“And, the difficulty really is going to be around the customs union and to what extent Northern Ireland can be retained within EU bodies at all.
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BBC Breakfast viewers criticise 'painful' Boris Johnson interview: 'What a waste of time' (Image: BBC)
Dan Walker probed Boris Johnson about the Irish backstop plans (Image: BBC)
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