May vows she will not allow Brussels to break up the United Kingdom

By On October 17, 2018

May vows she will not allow Brussels to break up the United Kingdom

Theresa May has vowed to protect the “precious Union of the United Kingdom” as she battles to keep her faltering hopes of a Brexit deal alive.

As the Prime Minister prepared to address leaders of the remaining 27 member states in Brussels, she insisted that she remained committed to securing an agreement with the EU.

However, during exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn said the Tories were too “weak and divided” to negotiate effectively with Brussels.

Mrs May travels to Brussels for what had been billed as “the moment of truth” in the negotiations amid growing concerns the two sides will be unable to bridge the gap over the key issue of the Northern Ireland border.

In the Commons however she made clear she would not accept any “backstop” arrangement to ensure the border with the Republic remains open which effectively drew a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

“We continue to work for a good deal with the European Union â€" a deal that delivers on the Brexit vote but also a deal that protects jobs and livelihoods and crucially that protects the precious Union of the United Kingdom,” she said.

She added: “We will not accept any proposals which would effectively break up the United Kingdom.”

Source: Google News United Kingdom | Netizen 24 United Kingdom

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