Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski welcomed the Prime Minister’s tough stance and his vow “to embrace the alternative and we will prosper mightily as an independent free trading nation, controlling and setting our own laws”.
Mr Kawczynski tweeted: “UK Government source says Lord Frost has spoken to Barnier and told him not to bother coming to London on Monday for more talks.
“Finally for first time in my lifetime we have a country on our continent prepared to stand up to these bullies. Thank you Sir!”
Mr Johnsons hardline approach to the EU demands on fishing, state aid and dispute resolution was also backed by Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The senior Brexiteer said: “The EU needs to understand that the UK is not asking to be a vassal state.”
Former Tory MEP Daniel Hannan said the Prime Minister was left with no choice in the face of the EU’s refusal to compromise.
He said: “I hoped and believed that the EU would act in the interests of its 27 members and agree to a mutually beneficial deal. I was wrong.
“Boris had no choice but to walk away and prepare for no deal.
“We should now formally give notice that we are annulling the withdrawal agreement.”
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage also praised the Prime Minister.
He said: “A canada-style deal was always impossible given the withdrawal agreement. Boris now reaching the right solution.”
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8.31am update: EU diplomats dismiss Boris Johnson’s stance as rhetoric
EU diplomats and officials have dismissed Boris Johnson’s call to prepare for a no deal Brexit as little more than rhetoric, portraying it as a frantic bid to secure concessions before a last-minute agreement is struck.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he thought Mr Johnson had signalled that London was ready to compromise.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she was still keen for a deal but French President Emmanuel Macron was downbeat.
He said: “The state of our talks is not that we are stumbling over the issue of fishing, which is the British’s tactical argument, but we’re stumbling over everything. Everything.
“The remaining 27 leaders of the EU, who chose to remain in the EU, are not there simply to make the British prime minister happy.”
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Britain to compromise.
But she added: “This of course means that we, too, will need to make compromises.”
Downing Street said Lord Frost and Michel Barnier had agreed to speak again early next week.
8.03am update: Brexiteers back Boris’s bold position on EU
An Express.co.uk poll has found a staggering 97 percent of readers have backed Boris Johnson’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table without a deal.
A total of 9,791 people took part in the online survey and 9,400 said they thought the Prime Minister was right to follow through with his threat to scrap any future talks.
7.30am update: Moody’s downgrades UK credit status over Brexit uncertainty
Britain’s credit status has been downgraded by ratings agency Moody’s, who cited falling economic strength due to the pandemic and uncertainty over Brexit.
Moody’s shifted the sovereign debt rating down one mark from Aa3 to Aa2, but the agency said the “negative” outlook attached to the rating had been moved to “stable” ahead of an expected stabilising of the overall debt burden next year.
But it warned “lingering Brexit uncertainty” was expected to delay the UK’s recovery.