Wednesday February 26, 2020

May wants new Brexit talks after MPs' backstop vote

MPs backed an amendment to the withdrawal plan from Conservative backbench MP Sir Graham Brady, which called for 'alternative arrangements' to the backstop

29th January, 2019
Pro-EU and pro-Brexit protesters outside the House of Commons. Pic: Getty

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will go back to the EU to seek “legally binding changes” to the backstop element of the Brexit withdrawal agreement she negotiated.

She was speaking after another dramatic night in the House of Commons, where MPs voted in favour of an amendment to the withdrawal plan from Conservative backbench MP Sir Graham Brady.

This called for “alternative arrangements” to the backstop, which is aimed at...

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