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Brexit plan ‘genuine attempt to bridge chasm’, says Boris Johnson
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Brexit plan ‘genuine attempt to bridge chasm’, says Boris Johnson

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he has made a "genuine attempt to bridge the chasm" in order to get a fresh Brexit deal with the EU.

Boris Johnson expressed his Brexit plan before MPs and that is to see Northern Ireland stay in the European single market for goods but leave the customs union - were a "compromise".

But Jeremy Corbyn criticised Boris plans as the "unrealistic and damaging proposals". Irish PM Leo Varadkar said the new plans were welcome, but "fall short in a number of aspects".

But his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven said that, despite "question marks" over the proposals, they represented a "good start for negotiations".

The European Commission said there were "problematic points" in the UK's proposal and "further work is needed".