Johnson: Brexit 'is not a cinch'
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Boris Johnson on Brexit negotiations with the EU

23 August 2019 Last updated at 16:28 BST

The prime minister said "the mood music is good" following talks with EU leaders, but preparations for no deal continue.

Mr Johnson insists the backstop - part of the withdrawal agreement reached by his predecessor Theresa May and the EU, but not ratified by Parliament - must be ditched if a new deal with Brussels is to be reached before then.

Brexit is due to happen on 31 October.

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