Posted: Sep 19, 2019 6:29 pm
by tuco
From the article:

Mr Barclay's latest statement is essentially a request for the EU to drop any demand for a backstop in the withdrawal agreement, and let the UK have a transition period without a backstop in place.

Well, the EU cannot do that.

The UK either passes a test it cannot meet or asks for an extension. It's not the EU who is adamant about 31st Oct.