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EU’s Barnier says time too short for alternatives to Irish backstop

European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a plenary session of the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Francois LenoirPARIS (Reuters) – Time is too short to find an alternative arrangement to the Irish backstop and Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union will not be re-opened for negotiation, the EU…

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Factbox – The Brexit compromise that helped send May back to Brussels

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has won the backing of parliament to seek changes to her Brexit deal, thanks in large part to a peace accord between both eurosceptic and pro-EU factions within her divided Conservative Party. An anti-Brexit protester demonstrates outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, Britain January 29,…

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Brexit backstop renegotiation will not be easy – May’s spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that her efforts to renegotiate the Brexit agreement with Brussels would not be easy, her spokesman said on Wednesday. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said earlier that the bloc’s Brexit divorce deal with London cannot be renegotiated. “(May) was clear that this wasn’t going…

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May and Corbyn had useful Brexit meeting – Labour spokesperson

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during PMQ session in Parliament, in London, Britain, January 30, 2019. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn had a “useful exchange of views” at a meeting on how the country should proceed with leaving the European…

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Brexit: Backstop is ‘part and parcel’ of the deal, says Michel Barnier

Image caption Michel Barnier speaks in the European Parliament, as MEP Nigel Farage takes notes The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says the Irish backstop is “part and parcel” of the UK’s Brexit deal and will not be renegotiated.Speaking at the European Parliament, Mr Barnier said it was a “realistic solution” to preventing a hard…