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UK minister rejects Barnier’s Irish backstop reassurances

Andrea Leadsom arrives for a weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street | Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images UK minister rejects Barnier’s Irish backstop reassurances EU Brexit negotiator’s reassurances are ‘disappointing,’ says Andrea Leadsom. By Mark Scott 3/9/19, 1:19 PM CET Updated 3/9/19, 1:31 PM CET LONDON — Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the U.K.’s House of Commons,…

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UK won’t accept Brexit deal that puts union at risk – PM’s party chairman

FILE PHOTO: Brandon Lewis arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKayLONDON (Reuters) – Britain cannot accept an EU proposal to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks because it would threaten the unity of the United Kingdom by treating Northern Ireland differently, the chairman of the ruling Conservative Party said. The…

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DUP sources describe Barnier offer as ‘non-starter’ – Sky News

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier takes part in the EU Commission’s weekly college meeting in Brussels, Belgium, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves HermanBELFAST (Reuters) – Proposals from the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier that would give Britain the unilateral right to leave the customs union are a “non-starter”, a Sky News reporter…