Brexit: Theresa May Wins MPs Backing. PM to return to EU and renegotiate Irish Border backstop
MPs backed seeking alternative arrangements to replace the Irish backstop in Theresa May’s Brexit plan.
The proposal was put forward by Tory MP Sir Graham Brady. It had the support of the government and won by 16 votes.
Theresa May urged MPs to vote in favour of it. It would give her a mandate to return to Brussels and re-open negotiations in order to secure a legally binding change.
But the EU said it will not change the legal text agreed with the UK PM.
Speaking after the result the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said the plan is not open for re-negotiation. And remains the best and only way to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Mrs May told the Commons there was now a “substantial and sustainable” majority in the Commons for leaving the EU with a deal. But admitted renegotiation “will not be easy”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would now meet the prime minister – having refused to until she ruled out a no deal Brexit – to discuss the next steps.
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) January 29, 2019
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