Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as doubts grow over future of Brexit negotiations
- Tusk accuses Boris Johnson of engaging in ‘stupid blame game’
- Boris Johnson ready to give up on Brexit deal
- No 10 memo threatening EU states over extension ‘is shaming’
- Unofficial No 10 briefing on Brexit – Summary and analysis
From the Times’ Brussels correspondent, Bruno Waterfield
Veteran diplomats and Brexit negotiators here don’t recognise the Downing account of Merkel call
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Here is the Sun’s political editor, Tom Newton Dunn, on what he’s learnt about this morning’s cabinet.
Some significant disquiet in Cabinet over No10 aides’ attacks on EU leaders in the last 24 hours. I’m told Nicky Morgan complained about the briefing to @JGForsyth and Julian Smith again warned that No Deal would be a disaster for the Union. 1.
One Cabinet minister tells me: “Those of us who believe in a deal and care deeply about Northern Ireland and the Union made our points”. And that was before the Merkel call briefing, which none of them saw as all had handed over their phones. 2.
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