British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is getting mixed messages from European leaders on Brexit.

French President Emmanuel Macron says Europe won’t be held hostage to Britain’s democratic crisis, warning a no-deal Brexit was the most likely outcome.

But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was more optimistic, giving Johnson a 30-day deadline to find a solution.

Johnson wants to get rid of the so-called “backstop” which keeps the United Kingdom in a customs union indefinitely.

Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from Berlin.


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