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

EU says Withdrawal Agreement ‘represents a fair compromise’

British PM Theresa May says that she believes that the current Brexit agreement is the "best deal possible" as MPs prepare to vote on it. Video: Reuters

The EU has promised British MPs that the use of a contentious backstop plan for Northern Ireland will be “as short as possible”, in an exchange of letters aimed at bolstering British prime minister Theresa May ahead of a historic House of Commons vote on her Brexit deal.

The three-page letter from Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, and Donald Tusk, European Council president, includes no significant revisions or additions to the terms of Britain’s Brexit package.

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