John­son faces crit­i­cism from EU over Brexit after Merkel call

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LON­DON — An anony­mous of­fi­cial in Boris John­son's of­fice told broad­cast re­porters Tues­day that ne­go­ti­a­tions with Euro­pean lead­ers over Brexit were "es­sen­tially im­pos­si­ble" after the Bri­tish prime min­is­ter con­cluded a tele­phone con­ver­sa­tion with Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel.

Euro­pean of­fi­cials hit back that John­son was try­ing to blame them for a break­down in talks.

The anony­mous source as­serted that the Euro­peans would not budge an inch.

The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment said it will leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or with­out a deal. Many in the EU are skep­ti­cal of that claim be­cause the U.K. Par­lia­ment has passed a law com­pelling the gov­ern­ment to ask for a de­lay to Brexit if no deal is agreed upon by Oct. 19.

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