‘Groundhog day’ – Corbyn slams May as she updates parliament on Brexit — RT UK News

Jeremy Corbyn attacked Theresa May after she updated MPs on Brexit, with reports that the issue of the Irish border is proving to be a huge sticking point for the EU 27. The Labour leader called the statement ‘groundhog day.’

May announced that, following intense negotiations, the EU stated they have agreed to consider a UK-wide backstop. Their original proposal was a backstop plan for Northern Ireland-only. 

There had been hope among British officials that a deal could have been agreed on Sunday, but that soon dissipated as the contentious issue of the Irish border once again scuppered proceedings.

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The EU’s ‘backstop’ proposal, which would see Northern Ireland stay within the customs union, albeit temporarily, has been proving to be a barrier to any deal being struck, with the Tories’ hard-Brexit faction opposing any extension of the customs union.

It comes as the prime minister prepares to attend a critical summit of EU leaders on Wednesday. The meeting is being billed as ‘make or break’ time for May, not only in relation to striking a Brexit deal, but also concerning her leadership.

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