Latest comments by the European Commission - 3 September 2019

  • No-deal Brexit is a distinct possibility
  • No-deal Brexit remains a scenario we don't want
  • Whenever there is progress in technical talks to be announced, we will announce it
  • Says there has been progress on process in Brexit talks
  • But still needs concrete proposals to replace backstop

Just a reminder that the clock continues to tick down in spite of all the hoo-ha in Westminster this week. Boris Johnson may be saying that they are still trying to come up with a deal but there hasn't been any change in the rhetoric from the European Union to suggest that a viable alternative to the backstop has been found.

And I would expect there not to be one otherwise it would've been figured out when Theresa May was in-charge of negotiations already.