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Boris Johnson says the Irish backstop is 'no good, it's dead'

The newly elected PM has refused to meet EU leaders unless they scrap the backstop, despite invitations from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. Speaking during his visit to Scotland, Johnson also said the withdrawal agreement 'is dead. It's got to go. But there is scope to do a new deal.' Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Johnson refuses to meet EU leaders unless they scrap backstop ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/29/johnson-refuses-to-meet-eu-leaders-unless-they-scrap-backstop Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture
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