PressTV-May appeals to fellow EU leaders not to rip UK apart

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed to European Union leaders to drop plans for a Brexit that could rip Britain apart by insisting to keep Northern Ireland under EU economic rules after Britain leaves the bloc in March next year.

May told fellow European leaders on Wednesday in a summit in Austria’s Salzburg that it would be unacceptable for Britain to accept EU’s Brexit plan for Ireland, while urging the bloc to respond in kind to her “serious and workable” plan.

The premier told EU leaders that they would do the same if they were asked to agree to a “legal separation” of their countries.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive at the Mozarteum University to attend a plenary session part of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. (AFP photo)

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