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Irish PM says EU willing to give UK assurances over Irish Brexit backstop

8 January, 2019 7:58 AM
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Irish PM says EU willing to give UK assurances over Irish Brexit backstop

Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote on her deal last month after admitting it would be rejected by lawmakers, many unhappy with the backstop.

Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the European Union is willing to give Britain reassurances about the Irish backstop before British lawmakers vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal next week, the Irish Times reported on January 7.

May pulled a parliamentary vote on her deal last month after admitting it would be rejected by lawmakers, many unhappy with the backstop - an insurance policy to avoid a hard border between the British province and EU-member Ireland.

Source: moneycontrol.com

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