Britain's Attorney General Warns That Brexit Backstop Could Lead To 'Stalemate' Over Irish Border
Thursday, 6 December 2018 () BritishPrime MinisterTheresa May's Brexit backstop plan risks a "stalemate" and "protracted rounds of negotiations" with the European Union, the full legal advice on her deal says, BBC News reports. Newly published documents show that May was told an arrangement designed to prevent a hard Irish border could last "indefinitely," and the United Kingdom could not "lawfully exit" without EU agreement. The Democratic Unionists said this would be "devastating" for the UK. But May rejected Scottish National Party claims she has misled Parliament on the issue. Ministers were forced to publish Attorney General Geoffrey Cox's full advice after ministers were found to be in contempt of Parliament on...
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The Irish border backstop is the “only show in town” and must not fall victim to a Tory civil war, Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill has said. Belfast Telegraph - UKAlso reported by •Bangkok Post •FXstreet.com