The Latest: France says no-deal Brexit is central scenario

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The Latest: France says no-deal Brexit is central scenarioA French diplomat says Britain’s no-deal exit from the European Union at the end of October now is the central scenario. The diplomat, speaking anonymously in accordance with the French presidency’s customary practices, said the EU will continue discussions with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson but will remain firm on its lines of negotiation: protecting the European single market and preserving peace and stability in Ireland. Johnson wants to scrap a contentious clause designed to prevent the return of checks along the Irish border, which London says could leave Britain tied to the bloc indefinitely.