May has EU concessions to keep United Kingdom in customs union

May has EU concessions to keep United Kingdom in customs union

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier proposed then that a new customs arrangement would be set out in the legally binding withdrawal treaty itself, bending an EU "red line" under which he had previously insisted that the future EU-UK relationship on trade could only be outlined now, and negotiated after Brexit.

May later reiterated to Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz that she believed a withdrawal accord was 95% complete, and was "confident" of a deal on the Northern Irish backstop.

Global analysts have pointed out that the solution to the border issue between Northern Ireland, a British province, and the Republic of Ireland, a member of the European Union, is the main obstacle to overcome, and have questioned the signing of a pact before March 29, 2019, when the United Kingdom expects to enter the period of change.

But Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has reportedly demanded the backstop is time-limited, with Britain able to review it and pull out if it wants.

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaking to the media at Stormont House about Northern Ireland and Brexit earlier this year.

Senior EU figures have indicated that they are prepared to offer British Prime Minister Theresa May an "independent mechanism" by which Britain could end a temporary customs arrangement with the bloc, the Times reported, without citing sources.

British housing minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday there was still an issue around Northern Ireland in the Brexit talks, referring to a yet-to-be finalised "backstop" arrangement which would prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and European Union member Ireland if no better solution can be found.

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"In order to ensure that the backstop, if ever needed, would be temporary, the Prime Minister said that there would need to be a mechanism through which the backstop could be brought to an end".

A senior EU source said the United Kingdom prime minister would need determine whether she could sell an open-ended customs union to her party, but the calculation in Brussels was that it would be acceptable to the House of Commons as a whole.

This was to be a "backstop" insurance clause in the Brexit treaty, to be triggered if, by the end of a status-quo transition period, no better way had been agreed to keep the Irish border operating more or less as it does now.

"He recalled the prior commitments made that the backstop must apply "unless and until" alternative arrangements are agreed". "We hope a deal can be done but we're not there yet".

Tell me about Ireland's border.

But the government's Brexit department stated that they are confident there will be a deal that works for businesses - and reiterated their stance against a People's Vote.

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