BERLIN, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – The German government says
"highly likely" that the UK will come out without agreement of
the European Union on 31st October next, reports on Thursday
Daily Handelsblatt quoting a document from the Minister of
Finance.

In this note, the Minister emphasizes that the Union
can not agree to give up the "backstop"
Northern Ireland, this clause of last resort which must avoid
the restoration of a physical border between the republic
of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.

Boris Johnson, the successor of Theresa May the head of
the British Government, demands the abandonment of this mechanism.
For the Minister of Finance, he will not give up his
request.

The note adds that preparations in Germany
perspective of a "No Deal" are "largely realized".
(Thomas Seythal and Joseph Nasr
Henri-Pierre Andr for the French service)