Theresa May gives update about Brexit to the House today

Theresa May will update MPs on Tuesday about recent Brexit talks as she continues to seek support for her deal.

She visited Dublin and Brussels last week seeking EU agreement on changes to the backstop – the “insurance” policy to avoid the return of visible Northern Ireland border checks.

Last month MPs – who will debate Brexit on Thursday – voted for the PM to find alternatives to the current backstop.

But the EU has said it would not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement.

However, efforts to come up with a solution acceptable to both sides continue.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay met a group of Tory MPs working on possible alternatives to the backstop, before he travelled to Brussels and held talks with EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

Following the meeting, Mr Barnier said the talks had been “constructive”, but added it was “clear from our side we’re not going to reopen the withdrawal agreement, but we will continue our discussions in the coming days”.

A statement from the Department for Exiting the European Union said Mr Barclay and Mr Barnier had agreed to further talks “in the coming days”. Their teams would continue to work in the meantime “on finding a way forward”, it added.

Source: BBC News

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