May grants minor concession on 'backstop' over Davis resignation fear

David Davis looks to have secured a small victory over Theresa May by forcing her to agree to a strictly time-limited customs arrangement with the EU regarding the Northern Ireland border.

Davis was reportedly threatening to resign over the issue, as May’s government was seemingly happy for Brexit Britain to enter into an indefinite customs arrangement that would keep it shackled to Brussels, potentially, forever.

But May has apparently backed down.

The FT reports: “After a frantic series of meetings with the prime minister on Thursday morning, Mr Davis’s allies claimed victory, suggesting that Mrs May had amended the proposal for a “temporary customs arrangement” until a longer term trade deal is in place. They said the Brexit secretary would now not be resigning.”

But there may be a catch:

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