Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday preparations for a no-deal Brexit should intensify after Britain's Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote on her EU divorce deal to avoid a major defeat among lawmakers.
EU leaders will not renegotiate Britain's Brexit deal, including the Irish border "backstop", their chairman Donald Tusk said on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May put off a parliamentary vote on a package that was facing heavy defeat.
Any assurances Britain secures from the European Union over the contentious Irish backstop in the Brexit divorce deal will be "completely irrelevant" if they are not in the Withdrawal Agreement, Eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday.
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to come back from Brussels with real changes to her divorce deal with the European Union or face a defeat in parliament.
The European Union "will never let the Irish down", a senior lawmaker with the bloc's assembly said on Monday of reports that Britain may seek changes to an emergency Irish border fix agreed between Brussels and London, a key part of their Brexit deal.
The Northern Irish party that props up Britain's Conservatives said Prime Minister Theresa May needed to renegotiate her Brexit divorce, or be replaced by someone willing to change course, after reports that she had pulled the crucial vote on her deal.
The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government called on her to go back to Brussels to try to renegotiate a Brexit divorce deal with the European Union that would be acceptable to the British parliament.
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