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Dominic Raab: Drop the backstop or the UK will not extend Brexit transition period

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    Dominic Raab: Drop the backstop or the UK will not extend Brexit transition period

    The UK must not agree to extend the Brexit transition period unless the EU ditches its demand for a backstop, the Brexit Secretary suggests today.

    Writing in The Telegraph, Dominic Raab said an option floated by Theresa May of the UK remaining tied to the EU beyond December 2020 would only be an “alternative” to the insurance plan insisted on by Brussels.

    His intervention will be welcomed by pro-Brexit MPs, who reacted with fury to the Prime Minister’s suggestion that the Government could offer to extend the transition period “by a few months” as well as agreeing to a backstop.

    Brussels has insisted a fallback mechanism is necessary to protect Northern Ireland from a hard border if negotiations...

    Dominic Raab: Drop the backstop or the UK will not extend Brexit transition period



    Transition is more needed by the UK than EU, why on Gods Earth EU will drop it? Not with 700k people on the streets on London demanding 2nd ref, next time it will be 2-3 mln - I am going to join too (had no idea it was planned for today, otherwise I would have gone).

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    Transition is more needed by the UK than EU, why on Gods Earth EU will drop it? Not with 700k people on the streets on London demanding 2nd ref, next time it will be 2-3 mln - I am going to join too (had no idea it was planned for today, otherwise I would have gone).
    Better get the Met ready for that one. Cloae on the roads in central London. Going to need police on duty in full riot gear to control a march of 2-3 min (minimum)

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