The German Chancellor gave the upbeat assessment amid signs of a renewed push in negotiations, with just 50 days until the UK is due to leave.
Asked in the Bundestag for her view on the prospects for Brexit, Mrs Merkel said: ‘There is every chance to get it sorted out.’
The comment – which was immediately seized on by ministers – come amid claims Mr
Instead aides are believed to be examining proposals for arrangements that would apply only to
That could raise tensions with the DUP, which has insisted it will not accept anything that risks splitting the union.
Asked in the Bundestag today for her view on the prospects for Brexit, Angela Merkel said: ‘There is every chance to get it sorted out.’
Mr Johnson previously stated that he was seeking a ‘backstop-ectomy’, to remove the controversial provision from the Withdrawal Agreement altogether.
However, the premier’s options are looking increasingly limited, after Parliament passed a law effectively banning No Deal at the end of October, and refused his call to trigger an early general election.
Mr Johnson reportedly told Remainer rebels he is expecting ‘spears in my back’ from so-called ‘Spartans’ in his own party.
There are signs that Boris Johnson (pictured on a visit to a London school yesterday) is ready to compromise on his Brexit demands after he admitted he faces a damaging revolt from hardline Tory Eurosceptics