UK to set up Brexit advisory groups to find alternative arrangements for Irish border
Thursday, 7 March 2019 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it was pushing forward with plans to find alternative arrangements to eliminate the need for an Irish "backstop" in Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, part of a bid to break the impasse weeks before Britain exits the EU. Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29 but no withdrawal deal is in place after British lawmakers rejected May's treaty in part due to the backstop, an insurance policy to stop the return of a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit.
A group of residents have called for mass demonstrations along the Irish border the day after Brexit. Border Communities Against Brexit, supported by pro-Remain political parties, unveiled a new billboard at Stormont announcing the planned day of protest with just 25 days to go until the United...
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was open to either a short or long extension to Article 50, as he arrived at the EU summit in Brussels. Mr Varadkar is meeting other EU leaders for a crunch summit..
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