New Brexit deal would avoid the need for an Irish border backstop

New Brexit deal would avoid the need for an Irish border backstop

He did offer an olive branch to the prime minister, however, by suggesting that he might consider proposals to write a "review" clause into the agreement providing the outcome of any such review could "not involve a unilateral decision to end the backstop".

"This is the backstop", he added, saying the United Kingdom had agreed that it would apply "unless and until" a close future relationship eliminated any need for Border infrastructure and checks.

Asked about the report, a spokesman at May's office said: "This is all speculation".

"In order to ensure that the backstop, if ever needed, would be temporary, the Prime Minister said that there would need to be a mechanism through which the backstop could be brought to an end".

It came as more than 70 business leaders backed a referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal, warning that the United Kingdom faces "either a blindfold or a destructive hard Brexit" that would be bad for both firms and jobs.

"This has been committed to by the United Kingdom in order to have a Withdrawal Agreement".

The UK government will reportedly discuss May's plan on Tuesday, as London aspires to promptly reach sufficient progress in Brexit talks, thus opening door for a European Union summit for finalizing the details to be held later in the month.

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The boys' bodies were wrapped in Palestinian flags and carried by mourners who shot in the air as they chanted "God is Great". Aisha Abu Daher said her 14-year-old son Abdel-Hamid had "nothing to do with resistance", referring to the militant factions.

The EU has proposed a backstop that would mean Northern Ireland staying in the EU customs union, large parts of the single market and the EU VAT system.

Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by creating tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday, even as hopes rose for a solution to the Irish border problem that has deadlocked negotiations.

United Kingdom officials, however, suggested a summit could be a called with a week's notice, and were indicating that they believed one could be held in the week beginning 26 November, just before May and other leaders fly out on 29 November for the G20 in Argentina.

But he added that there may still be some aspects surrounding Northern Ireland that may be opposed by the Democratic Unionist Party, whose votes in the Commons are vital to Mrs May, as well as angering Brexiteers.

In a major intervention on the controversial backstop, amid reports that the government plans to keep Northern Ireland in aspects of the European Union trade structures, Mr Davis said it was "pretty clear there is genuine and significant concern regarding the implications of any fresh backstop text". "These ideas are not backstops at all + don't deliver on previous United Kingdom commitments".

The move could win over some opposition Labour lawmakers and increase the chances of getting a Brexit deal through Parliament, the Times said. "And perhaps there is a fudge so that she can say, "it is not for eternity", and then we have enough guarantees so that it looks like an all-weather thing", the source said.

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