Possible Brexit fix: keep Northern Ireland in UK customs but do checks in Irish sea – EU sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told member states that Britain has changed its position to now accept that the proposed replacement to the backstop cannot erect a customs border on the island of Ireland, a diplomat and an official with the bloc said.

“On customs, they admitted that the solution cannot result in the creation of a border in Ireland,” the diplomat said, adding this was the reason Barnier presented to national envoys in Brussels to justify going into intensified talks with Britain over the weekend.

Separately, two se

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