Bojo’s Berlin bid
■ PRIME Minister Boris Johnson met German Chancellor Angela Merkel as Brexit D-Day moves closer.
The two sat in silence as they listened l to their countries’ national n anthems in Berlin before getting down to business. ■ Mr Johnson repeated his call for the Irish border backstop plan to be scrapped, while Miss Merkel told her counterpart he had 30 days to come up with an alternative. Yesterday the PM also repeated his determination to keep to the planned Brexit date.
■ He tweeted: “We’re going to leave the EU on October 31st and make this country the best in the world to live in.”
Mr Johnson heads to Paris today to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on the second leg of his European charm offensive.