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Brexit: EU looks to Northern Ireland-only backstop to break deadlock

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EU trade commissioner says he believes ‘penny is finally dropping’ for Boris JohnsonLatest political developments – live updatesThe EU is pinning hopes on British negotiators reverting to the Northern Ireland-only backstop previously rejected by Theresa May as a threat to the constitutional integrity of the UK.With Boris Johnson faced with the choice of breaking his word and extending the UK’s EU membership beyond 31 October or bringing back a tweaked deal for a last-gasp vote in parliament, officials and diplomats have expressed hope that the prime minister will stage a government U-turn. Continue reading…

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Author : Daniel Boffey in Brussels

Publish date : 2019-09-10 12:49:57

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