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Brexit: EU 'refusing to negotiate', says Gove

Cabinet minister Michael Gove says the EU "seem to be refusing to negotiate with the UK" over a new Brexit deal. Mr Gove, who is responsible for no-deal planning, said he was "deeply saddened" that Brussels was, in his words, saying "no, we don't want to talk".It comes after the EU said UK demands to remove the Irish backstop from Theresa May's deal were unacceptable. Irish PM Leo Varadkar has reiterated that the withdrawal deal, including the backstop, cannot be renegotiated.The European Commission said it was willing to hold further talks, "should the UK wish to clarify its position". Meanwhile, a group of politicians has started a legal action aimed at preventing Boris Johnson shutting down Parliament to force through a no-deal ...
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