Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks

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PM says ‘backstop just doesn’t work’ in run-up to meetings with Merkel and Macron

Boris Johnson has claimed that EU leaders will change their positions and allow the UK to scrap the Brexit backstop in the withdrawal agreement.

As the prime minister prepares for face-to-face talks with Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of France this week, he acknowledged there would be “bumps in the road” before any agreement to drop the plan to prevent a hard border in Ireland.

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