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Johnson will speak to EU leaders on Brexit deal by end of Monday – Sunday Times

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday to urge the leaders to support his Brexit deal, the Sunday Times reported bit.ly/2oBg1Tq.

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures towards European Parliament President David Sassoli at Downing Street in London, Britain October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to either help him deliver a new deal this week, or to agree on a friendly version of a no-deal Brexit by Oct. 31, the newspaper said, citing a source familiar with the conversations.

“He’ll be talking to Merkel, Macron and Juncker by the end of Monday to see if there’s agreement on a ‘landing zone’ for Northern Ireland and customs,” the source was quoted as telling the newspaper.

“The alternative is to agree a friendly version of no deal and finish it that way.”

Security chiefs have convinced Johnson that a no-deal Brexit will heighten the danger of extremist a

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