May returns to Brussels as UK prepares Brexit backstop plan

EU expects Geoffrey Cox to present draft legal text on backstop as May to meet Juncker

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaving Downing Street after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He is expected to return to Brussels to meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaving Downing Street after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He is expected to return to Brussels to meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday as Britain prepares to outline the legally-binding changes to the Brexit deal it seeks to address MPs’ concerns about the Northern Ireland backstop.

The commission said on Tuesday that the EU wanted to help the British prime minister to win a majority at Westminster for the deal but ruled out renegotiating the legally binding withdrawal agreement.

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