'No British PM could agree' to Brexit text

A draft agreement includes a protocol on Ireland which contains the fallback position that Northern Ireland should be considered part of the EU’s customs union, and part of a 'common regulatory area' with the EU

28th February, 2018
Theresa May says EU text 'threat' to UK integrity. Pic: Getty

Theresa May has said no British prime minister could agree to parts of a draft withdrawal agreement between the EU and Britain, which was published today by the European Commission.

It includes a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland which contains the fallback position that Northern Ireland should be considered part of the EU’s customs union, and part of a “common regulatory area” with the EU.

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