British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union (EU) must “evolve” its position on the Irish border issue to break the deadlock in the Brexit talks.
During a visit to Belfast, on Friday, May called on the 28-member bloc to swiftly strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland as the issue would be “almost inconceivable” after Brexit and would cause unacceptable political and economic disruption.
It is “now for the EU to respond. Not simply to fall back onto previous positions which have already been proven unworkable. But to evolve their position in kind,” the British premier said.
May urged the bloc to engage in her new Brexit policy announced earlier this month, which called for a “free trade area on goods” between the UK and the EU, avoiding the need for customs and regulatory checks at the Irish border.
She also hit back at Eurosceptic Conservative MPs who insisted the Irish border should not…