Piers Morgan explodes at 'bulls****r' Boris Johnson over shambolic Brexit negotiations

PIERS Morgan exploded at "bulls*****r" Boris Johnson over his shambolic Brexit negotiations.

The Good Morning Britain presenter didn't hold back as he slammed the Prime Minister for presenting an "Australian option" following sour talks with the EU.

The PM summoned his Cabinet yesterday to a bleak conference call, telling them outrageous EU demands were pushing negotiations to the brink.

Boris' official Twitter account posted a video of the Prime Minister telling the public and businesses to prepare for the "Australian option".

However, a furious Piers Morgan slammed the PM, replying: "You mean 'No Deal' you disingenuous twerp. Stop bulls******g us, Boris – we're all sick & tired of it."

In the video, Boris says: "I do think that we need to be very, very clear there's now a strong possibility, strong possibility, that we will have a solution that's much more like an Australian relationship with the EU than a Canadian relationship with the EU.

"That doesn't mean that it's a bad thing, there are plenty of ways, as I've said, that we can turn that to the advantage of both sides in the coversation.

"There are plenty of opportunities for the UK. But yes, now is the time for the public and for businesses to get ready for January the 1st.

"Because believe me, there's going to be change either way. There'll be change whether it's a Canada-style deal or an Australia-style deal.

"But we certainly now need to make proper preparations for that Australian solution."

The PM insists on referring to a No Deal with tariffs slapped on imports and exports as an Australia-style deal as Oz currently does not have an EU trade deal.

But it glosses over the short-term economic hit and the potential for months of border chaos brought by new checks and taxes on goods.

This comes after Boris updated the Cabinet on Wednesday's  Brussels dinner with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Mr Johnson said that a last-minute rehash of EU demands to punish Brexit Britain for undercutting it had soured hopes of a deal.

He shared an anecdote with his colleagues that the EU had told him they saw the future relationship with the UK as like twins.

The PM said: “So if the EU decides to have a haircut then the UK is going to have a haircut or else face punishment.

"Or if the EU decides to buy an expensive handbag then the UK has to buy an expensive handbag, too, or else face tariffs.

“Clearly that is not the sensible way to proceed.”

What is an Australian-style deal?

  • An Australian-style deal means leaving the EU without an agreement with the bloc in place
  • Essentially, Australia don't have an agreement with the union, and trades with them on World Trade Organisation terms
  • It means that both countries charge import and export tariffs on trading goods – which can push up the price of some items
  • But they do have a series of side deals in place – agreeing to cooperate on a range of issues including trade, foreign policy, security, and humanitarian issues
  • They also work together to allow Australia to take part in EU crisis management operations, on sharing passenger name records to fight crime and classified information, and to mutually recognise each other's qualifications
  • Australia also has an agreement on trading wine with the EU – sealed in 2008
  • The pair have pacts on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and scientific cooperation
  • No Deal Brexit would mean cutting all other ties with the bloc – as we haven't yet agreed any side deals
  • Today the EU proposed a set of agreements to keep planes flying, transport flowing, and for them to continue to have access to our fishing waters

Mr Johnson is also understood to be miffed that the two or three ideas he took to Brussels to try to break the deadlock were all but ignored by the EU side.

The Sun understands there was no dissent on his warning that Britain most likely faced the hardest possible Brexit on January 1.

Last night, Brussels demanded a year’s fishing in UK waters in a No Deal scenario and offered not to ground UK flights for six months if talks collapsed.

Eurocrats offered measures to cushion the blow to aviation and road haulage.

But they said in return Britain must agree to mirror EU rules in those areas — the demand that has torpedoed progress in the talks.

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