GRIMSBY REUTERS March 8 -British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union to make “just one more push” to break an impasse on Brexit before she tries to get parliament to back her deal next week.
Lawmakers are due to vote on May’s Brexit plan for a second time on Tuesday, two months after roundly rejecting it and less than three weeks before Britain’s is due to leave the bloc.
So far there is little sign of May getting the concessions from Brussels that she says would reverse her previous defeat.
London and Brussels are at loggerheads over the so-called Northern Irish backstop, which seeks to prevent the return of physical border controls between Northern Ireland and Ireland - the only land frontier between the United Kingdom and the bloc.
May wants legally binding assurances from the EU that Britain will not be trapped permanently in the backstop, which involves keeping Britain in a customs union with the bloc.(Daily Mail)