Brexit deal is now ‘essentially impossible’, says Downing Street source

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  • Published on Oct 8, 2019
  • Tonight, the chances of a Brexit deal appear to be slim or none. (Subscribe: bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

    Or at least, that seems to be the message from a “frank” phone call between Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel. According to an unnamed Number 10 source, the German chancellor said that a deal without Northern Ireland inside the customs union was “overwhelmingly unlikely”. Whether or not this is what she said, it provoked fury from the European Council president Donald Tusk who accused Boris Johnson of playing “a stupid blame game” when so much was at stake.
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Comments • 4 694

  • Alec Cap
    Alec Cap 9 hours ago

    SNP news to make you wonder what he was up to
    Court date set for Alex Salmond hearing
    A preliminary hearing will take place on 21 November in the case against former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond, who faces attempted rape and sexual assault charges.
    Mr Salmond faced a total of 14 charges when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 24 January.

  • Chiriac Puiu
    Chiriac Puiu 2 days ago

    Bankruptcy will soon become synonyms with the UK and Brexit.

  • Joe Duke
    Joe Duke 2 days ago

    As I keep telling people, it's the Marxist Feminists, they are screwing up Western Society, in revenge for men losing interest as they grow ugly.

  • Isaac Greenough
    Isaac Greenough 3 days ago

    Boris is a squid

  • noah
    noah 4 days ago

    Labour is the one that keeps blaming everyone else while telling everyone that they want a solution. They voted against no deal, an election, no confidence motions, and they were for Brexit and now they're against Brexit. So who's the one confusing things and just making things up.

  • Kaiser
    Kaiser 4 days ago

    Johnson is sucking that old drunk Junker.

  • Sound Waves
    Sound Waves 4 days ago

    Initially as one of the founder member they Brits vote to be in.
    Then all along for decades they are 1 leg in and one out.
    Then they vote again to go out.
    Then again they are not happy with neither of the position and want to vote again.
    EU gives a dead line.
    The dead line is again extended, yet again they are undecided.
    Holy cow!
    Get out before you are kicked out.

  • Chris Burger
    Chris Burger 4 days ago

    EU should destroy Britain.

  • Chris Burger
    Chris Burger 4 days ago

    Brexit British suïcide.

  • Diana Mincher
    Diana Mincher 4 days ago

    This was before sweet Leo Varadkar was used to open the EU position on Johnson's initial can of worms.

  • dave murphy
    dave murphy 4 days ago

    Ch4 ball sacks relish doom n gloom. Experts have no idea and have been consistently wrong.

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    EU politicians should give a referendum to their own DEPLORABLES ! YELLOW VESTS of EU unite!

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    NO MORE tax money to EU

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    Down with Andrew Mitchel! Goodbye Merkel.

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    Give us our REFUND!

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    Britain should demand a 50 yearREFUND!

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    Down with EU

  • Cassiope Mertens
    Cassiope Mertens 4 days ago

    Long live the DEPLORABLES!

  • Isaac Greenough
    Isaac Greenough 4 days ago

    I hope they lose Ireland

  • Richard Eldridge
    Richard Eldridge 5 days ago

    Jon Snow - still interviewing white people despite hating white people.

  • Lorry Camill
    Lorry Camill 5 days ago +1

    Merkel wants England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 to be slaves and no say on there nation and next English will call H Hi Merkel

  • TyRCelto
    TyRCelto 5 days ago

    youd love that Channel 4 you globalist filth.

  • Dee Darwell
    Dee Darwell 6 days ago

    The people won the right to leave this union LEAVE WE MUST....NO DEAL!

    • Shane Hull
      Shane Hull 4 days ago

      Not one part of your comment is accurate and there’s the problem 🤣

  • Sean G
    Sean G 7 days ago

    When Brexiters can justify Brexit in grown up terms, like cost and benefit, there will be no Remainers. No one will oppose a good idea.
    Brexiters angry with Remainers should think more clearly and speak more persuasively than it's their habit to do.

    • TyRCelto
      TyRCelto 5 days ago

      Its funny how all you remoaners became faux economic experts overnight, how you all suddenly became Pavlovian dogs for the lying, globalist, war mongering, race baiting, degenerate promoting, terrorist apologist, fear porn peddling media while regurgitating the garbage espoused by the unelected EU elite filth.

  • Sean G
    Sean G 7 days ago

    The referendum was in 1975. Brexiters/ Europhobes/ OUTs demanded it, took part in it, lost it, and ever since has sought to undo it. As yet unsuccessfully.
    If 1975 is not binding on the country, and 26 million votes are worthless, then 2016 is not binding either, and another 33 million votes are worthless as well.
    That leaves us with the original sovereign Parliamentary decision of 1972; entry via the European Communities Act.

  • Helene Papageorge
    Helene Papageorge 7 days ago

    What's going to happen to Germany & the EU when Angela Merkel leaves. She is part of the problem why there is a no deal with Brexit. I think Germany should leave the EU. BUT Oct. 31st / Nov.1st will tell us all what the future of the UK. There is also a matter of how Wall Street will answer to the EU refuses to grant the UK a Brexit deal. That scares me just as much as Brexit as well as Remain.

  • Bruno Brizzi
    Bruno Brizzi 7 days ago

    The article 50 was done with the uk representatives sitting at that table.
    So dear when you talk about article 50...also say:
    MEA CULPA MEA SANTISSIMA CULPA..
    BRUNO BRIZZI Maccaferri.

  • desallymes
    desallymes 8 days ago +1

    Brexit quick ! And no deal !!!

  • mc 007
    mc 007 8 days ago +3

    The germans have been the stench on humanity for the last 200 years. We should have finished them off completely after the war like the ussr wanted us to do .

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      Shitpost.

  • Dom Perignon
    Dom Perignon 8 days ago +2

    to all gangsters leave means leave

    • John Smith
      John Smith 5 days ago

      To all ordinary people, the gangsters have won.

  • Tonic
    Tonic 8 days ago

    When a moron meets a douche

  • Sascha D
    Sascha D 9 days ago

    elites against the people.

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      @Sascha D That doesn't work. Brexit is from "the elites". See? You can see this know now.

    • Sascha D
      Sascha D 8 days ago

      @M R plz....

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      @Sascha D See? You can know now.

    • Sascha D
      Sascha D 8 days ago

      @M Rwe'll see.

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      Brexit is from "the elites". It's certainly not best for people of ordinary means.

  • Amanda Hughes
    Amanda Hughes 9 days ago

    Why don't you report on the £3.5 m given to Swinson's husband by the EU commision, plus £167,000 from George Soros?

    • M R
      M R 7 days ago

      @Amanda Hughes What's your source? Something disreputable?

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      @Amanda Hughes You naughty trollbot, Mandy! Off form tonight!

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      @Amanda Hughes Aw - you have clammed up again. What's your source? Something kranks read?

    • M R
      M R 8 days ago

      @Amanda Hughes "You know what the sources are" I don't. Go on - what's your source?
      Is it embarrassing?

    • Amanda Hughes
      Amanda Hughes 8 days ago

      @M R You know what the sources are, you use them whith your fake account.

  • Theresa Truelove
    Theresa Truelove 9 days ago

    thexvid.com/video/AZYcjVC2rRQ/video.html

  • Cristopher Steele
    Cristopher Steele 9 days ago

    Come on, Britain, be a sport. APPEASE! Who cares about Poland anyways? Who cares about the Sudentanland? Seriously? WHO CARES ABOUT THE DUTCH AND THE SWEDES? Just infiltrate Germany with Spies, and convince Hit-er-Mrs. Bad-Hair to attack Russia! And, don't forget to beg America to save your worthless inbred assess! Sorry, not this time, this time? America will just take Canada AND France. The British Appease. And Bow and Scrape. Peons.

  • yulianto rahardjo
    yulianto rahardjo 10 days ago

    not to worry, some bussineses is already out of UK after all, so don't worry

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 9 days ago

      out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Jacqueline McIntosh
    Jacqueline McIntosh 10 days ago

    Of course it's not going to happen. Boris knew it from the start. If anyone saw his U.N. speech you would know he is completely pro Agenda 21 and NWO.

    • Jacqueline McIntosh
      Jacqueline McIntosh 9 days ago

      @afutla qian I've traveled to the EU. My best friend lives in Italy. And, no, they don't have Johnny foreigner. From your own site, it appears you need to get out more since your begging for attention. You are a disgusting representation for women.

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 9 days ago

      out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Bianca Toivola
    Bianca Toivola 10 days ago +1

    Believe🇬🇧 Britain😜!

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 9 days ago

      1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted t

  • Brian Stirland
    Brian Stirland 10 days ago

    Merkel is still looking for the Jin bottle never mind a solution just like the rest of the dictatorship just trying to block of every solution to the problem but their is no problems the UK voted leave by

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 10 days ago

      out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Davis Boudreau
    Davis Boudreau 10 days ago

    We already broke the impasse, in or out, stop insulting people

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui 10 days ago

      1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted t

  • richard mayger
    richard mayger 10 days ago

    Why has nobody considered the military option???

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 9 days ago

      1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted t

  • afutla qian
    afutla qian 10 days ago +2

    Brexit process is kidnaped by the british oposition and by a fearful EU.

  • Jim Jones
    Jim Jones 10 days ago

    ... the remainers are making a last desperate attempt to sabotage a democratic decision made by the people of the UK... but these traitorous fools have a weak grasp and the straws are getting shorter and slipperier every day... leave means... L E A V E

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin 10 days ago

      Can we please sort out a deal I want to book my holiday in Italy and it will make life easier if there is a deal!

  • Nicholas Clark
    Nicholas Clark 10 days ago

    We did not vote for a deal. The tory party will die if they do.

  • santoryuuzoro
    santoryuuzoro 10 days ago

    YES, IT'S BEING MORE DELAYED. I DON'T WANNA LEAVE THE EU

    • afutla qian
      afutla qian 10 days ago

      The purpose of the creation of the ‘Supreme Court’ was to entrench Blairism into the Constitution. www.englishdemocrats.party/the_supreme_court_and_blairism WA

  • Drop in the ocean
    Drop in the ocean 10 days ago

    UNBALANCED BIAS CHANNEL 4 COVERAGE AS USUAL , the EU is getting worried , good we must be getting there .

  • Andrew McKay
    Andrew McKay 10 days ago +1

    Channel 4 Brussels john snow looks miffed there isn't enough black people around.

  • Anomalous
    Anomalous 10 days ago

    sick of your CRINGE... how much did the EU BUY YOU FOR CHANNEL 4?

  • john vaccaro
    john vaccaro 10 days ago +2

    What bullshit uk would loose a lot less than eu it will be the end of eu channel 4 bullshit again 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago +1

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

    • M R
      M R 10 days ago

      @oiuet souiu Shitpost.

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu 10 days ago

      Channel 4 is cancer.

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

    • M R
      M R 10 days ago

      @oiuet souiu Catcalling.

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu 10 days ago

      Typical channel 4 remoaner reporting

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • Skinny Bob
    Skinny Bob 10 days ago

    1000 percent increase in food banks are on the way, a low wage economy (the elite love that idea), high unemployment and will we remainers feel sorry for those who voted to leave. In a word, no. Let them eat cake. Most of us are sick of Brexiteers and thier sneering sneering, sanctimonious, right wing notions of a Victorian England. They should get out more, travel a bit and meet other people form the EU countries. Oh, wait, they hate ‘Johnny foreigner’.

  • David McReynolds
    David McReynolds 10 days ago +2

    Does the EU have the power to expel a member? That would be a fitting end to this. Followed by NI reuniting with Ireland and Scotland gaining independence.

    • Sean G
      Sean G 7 days ago

      Friend to Brexit = enemy of UK. Neither new, nor any good reason for Brexit.

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu 10 days ago

    exists!

  • neil eastell
    neil eastell 10 days ago +1

    Tell the ugly Kraut to get stuffed ! Why is it we have Far Left news presenters, like Snow and all the others on C 4, but no right wingers ?
    We need Fox News in UK

  • Joanne Blinko Shustoke

    Old bat

  • STEVE MCGOWAN
    STEVE MCGOWAN 10 days ago

    Can we please sort out a deal I want to book my holiday in Italy and it will make life easier if there is a deal!

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu 10 days ago

      What flagrantly obvious stupidity we revolted against, my fellow Americans.