UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the EU that the backstop plan for the Irish border should be excluded from the Brexit deal, as it is unviable and anti-democratic, BBC reported.
In a letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Johnson noted that backstop, which aims to avoid a tight border, jeopardizes the Northern Ireland peace process.
According to the British PM, the Brexit deal will be approved by the British Parliament if this clause is deleted.
Brussels has not yet responded to a letter from Boris Johnson.
However, the EU insists that the backstop clause be retained in the deal, stating that there will be no changes in this regard.
Brexit is scheduled for October 31.