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14.02.2019 16:41

British foreign minister: UK will back Brexit deal if it excludes Irish backstop

British lawmakers are certain to back a proposed Brexit agreement if it does not include the backstop, a controversial Irish border arrangement, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told.

The British parliament will vote later on Thursday on Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for an agreement with the European Union on the terms of its withdrawal from the bloc.

“I agree that in December it was difficult to spot a solution. Now, however, it is clear that the parliament will support the divorce deal in the current shape, with one exception - the backstop,” Hunt said.


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