Tusk Spokesman: Backstop not up for renegotiation

A Spokesman for the European Union’s Donald Tusk has responded to votes in Parliament tonight by insisting that there is no renegotiation. Let’s see how long this line lasts, this hardline approach moves the UK considerably towards a No Deal exit.

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In comments this evening, the spokesman said: “The backstop is part of the Withdrawal Agreement, and the Withdrawal Agreement is not open for re-negotiation.”

MPs have backed Theresa May to achieve concessions from Brussels. Now they need to shift if they want a deal.