Senior EU MEP Guy Verhofstadt today claimed that Theresa May is not even seeking to replace the backstop and that in meetings today “she assured us there will be a backstop”.
Verhofstadt also attacked the prospect of a No Deal Brexit as “irresponsible” and welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s push for a permanent EU Customs Union. Now there’s a surprise!
The only place he said the EU was looking to make changes are in the non-legally binding Political Declaration
"We welcome the letter that Jeremy Corbyn has written to [Theresa] May" says @Europarl_EN's #Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt – "cross-party cooperation is the way forward"https://t.co/rxSgauVGLM pic.twitter.com/z16bfjgjw9
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) February 7, 2019
This is a terrible deal. The UK PM cannot go along with such a stitch-up and Brexiteer MPs surely will not sign off on this.