May to seek binding changes to Irish backstop – Boris Johnson in The Telegraph

(Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will seek legally binding changes to the Irish backstop from the European Union in an attempt to break the deadlock over Brexit, lawmaker Boris Johnson wrote in The Telegraph on Sunday, citing senior government sources.

The PM is looking to change the text of the agreement to insert either a sunset clause or a mechanism for the UK to escape without reference to the EU, Boris Johnson said in The Telegraph.

The contentious backstop arrangement is designed to prevent a hard border between Ireland and the UK…
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