British government’s position on Brexit remains the same: May

British government’s position on Brexit remains the same: May

British government’s position on Brexit remains the same: May

Written by Reuters

14 Feb, 2019 | 3:18 pm

Reuters: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday told the parliament that the British government’s position on Brexit had not changed.

Answering a question from one of the lawmakers on the government’s Brexit plan, May said her government’s strategy of leaving with a deal on March 29 had not changed. She reiterated that the government wants to leave the European Union (EU) with a deal and is working for it.

The British parliament, on Thursday, will hold a debate on an amendable motion that asks the parliament to allow May to continue negotiating with the EU to seek changes to the Irish “backstop”.

Theresa May said in parliament that she was discussing a number of options with the EU to secure legally-binding changes to the “backstop”: replacing it with “alternative arrangements”; putting a time limit on how long it can stay in place; or a unilateral exit clause so the U.K. can leave at a time of its choosing.

The backstop arrangement is the “insurance” policy in May’s deal to avoid a return to border checks on the island of Ireland.

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