Following the announcement from the Finnish prime minister, Antti Rinne, that the UK had 12 days to set out their Brexit plans, the government has announced they have shared confidential documents with the EU which “reflect the ideas the UK has put forward.
Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs have warned the prime minister that a new withdrawal agreement with the EU may still fail to pass through Parliament if it only manages to remove the controversial Irish backstop.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has been told by the European Research Group of Conservative MPs that around sixty backbench Conservative Brexiteers will vote down a withdrawal agreement even if the Irish backstop is removed.
Government efforts to find a solution to the Irish border issue have suffered a setback after its Northern Irish business advisers asked for changes to internal documents relating to potential alternative arrangements.
Best Practice Representative | Published September 6th 2019