Brexit: Irish PM tells May UK won't be allowed unilateral opt-out from Irish backstop


by the Guardian

the Guardian— Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summary 3.15pm GMT The Department for Transport has issued a paper today (pdf) about how permits could be issued to hauliers to allow them to operate on the continent after Brexit. It says it hopes that there will be a deal and that permits will not be necessary. But in the event of there being no Brexit deal, hauliers will need permits - and the number of ECMT [European...

Mail Online—PM faces Cabinet after Irish refusal to allow unilateral UK.... The meeting comes after Justice Secretary David Gauke said a no-deal withdrawal would be "very bad" for the economy.

www.reuters.com—Brexit deal works for all UK, PM May tells Scottish leader. British Prime Minister Theresa May told Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday that the Brexit deal she has negotiated with the EU will work for all parts of the United Kingdom and deliver on the results of the 2016 referendum.

U.S.—UK PM May says she shares concerns of critics of Brexit backstop. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she shared the concerns of those who believe a Brexit backstop to avoid a border on the island of Ireland impinges on British sovereignty, but it was an improvement on previous proposals.