I think we can definitely
get ready. Now, I’m not going to suggest
that there won’t be, as I said, on the steps of Downing Street
there may well be bumps in the road, but we will be ready to come out
on 31st October, deal or no deal. Now, of course, our friends and
partners on the other side of the channel are showing a
little bit of reluctance at the moment to change their position. That’s fine, I’m confident that
they will, but in the meantime, we have to get ready for
a no-deal outcome. That is, I’m afraid, very much
up to our friends and I hope that they will
compromise, that they have seen that the UK
parliament has three times rejected the withdrawal agreement,
the backstop. It just doesn’t work.
It’s not democratic. I hope that they will see
fit to compromise, but in the meantime, we get
ready to come out on 31st October.