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Boris Johnson could face a Brexit dispute over breakfast as he meets with EU leaders ahead of day two of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

The Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings from 8 a.m. on Saturday morning with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

And these talks will precede a meeting between Mr Johnson and two EU presidents – Ursula von der Leyen from the European Commission and Charles Michel from the European Council.

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Elbow bangs everywhere as PM greets G7 leaders

The morning’s exchanges – held on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay – are expected to be dominated by the lingering feud over the implementation of post-Brexit deals for Northern Ireland, which has raised the prospect of a sausage trade war between UK and EU.

Ahead of arriving in Cornwall, Mr Macron warned that “nothing is negotiable” on the Northern Ireland Protocol – the part of the Brexit deal that prevents a hard border on the island of Ireland.

The French President also attempted to publicly show EU unity in Carbis Bay, as he tweeted a photo of himself speaking with Ms Merkel, Ms von der Leyen, Mr Michel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the G7 summit.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s meetings on Saturday, Downing Street again refused to exclude the UK from taking unilateral action to protect the export of chilled meat – including sausages and chicken nuggets – from Britain to Northern Ireland.

It was recently suggested that Mr Johnson could delay imposing post-Brexit controls on chilled meats until a current ‘grace period’ expires at the end of this month, a prospect that has led to the EU to warn of a possible trade war.

Number 10 said he would “keep all options on the table,” but the immediate goal was to …

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