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Johnson's Brexit plan faces doubters in Brussels and Westminster

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson presents the latest Brexit divorce settlement proposal to both the EU Commission and the House of Commons today, Thursday. The question of an Irish border continues to be a central contentious issue, with new lines being drawn along the Irish Sea. Even so, Downing Street has softened its rhetoric from the recent "final offer" stance to a broader, negotiable platform.

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Boris Johnson’s new Brexit plan will face the scrutiny of two critical groups of skeptics on Thursday, one in the UK Parliament and another at the European Commission.

The British prime minister is optimistic he is finally got enough support from Tory hardliners to win the backing of lawmakers in Westminster. In Brussels, however, officials said Johnson’s proposals are still unacceptable and there’s little chance of a deal by Oct. 31 unless the UK makes significant additional concessions.

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