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Brexit: EU offers reassurances to May, says it wants temporary backstop

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk have released a letter offering clarifications to the UK's Withdrawal Agreement, stating Brussels "does not wish to see the backstop enter into force" and confirming its determination to see it replaced.

In the letter Mr Juncker and Mr Tusk say the Withdrawal Agreement "represents a fair compromise and aims to ensure an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union".

The letter says the European Council position is that if the Irish backstop were triggered, it "would only apply temporarily, unless and until it is superseded by a subsequent agreement that ensures that a hard border is avoided".

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by Oui on Mon Jan 14th, 2019 at 12:31:30 PM EST

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