Monday, 30 April 2018

Barnier warns of no Brexit deal without ''backstop" option for Irish border

There can be no Brexit withdrawal agreement without a "backstop" option for the Irish border, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said.

Michel Barnier said the Republic of Ireland has the full support of all EU member states and all EU institutions.

The backstop would involve NI, or the UK as a whole, aligning with the EU rules required to support North-South cooperation and an all-island economy.

Mr Barnier was speaking at the start of a two-day visit to Ireland.

The UK has accepted the need for a backstop to be written into the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

BBC      News.

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