UK PM May says working on new Northern Irish backstop Brexit proposal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will continue to work on a new proposal for the so-called Northern Irish backstop, local media said on Tuesday.

May was however asked whether comments by her partners in parliament, the DUP, would prevent that from happening.

Earlier, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) warned Brussels the EU cannot be allowed to “annex” the province by having it accept different regulations from those that apply in the rest of the UK.

“We are continuing to work on that new offer and we will put a new offer before the European Commission

“This concept of introducing no changes in that regulatory environment without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland was in that December joint report,” May said

May referred to a report agreed by Britain and the EU on a backstop plan to prevent a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland.