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Main Eurosceptic group urges MPs to reject Brexit deal

AFP  |  London 

A group of Brexit-supporting asked by their colleagues to examine changes to Britain's EU divorce deal recommended that parliament reject it in a vote on Tuesday.

"In the light of our own legal analysis and others we do not recommend accepting the government's motion today," said on behalf of the group.

They include one lawyer, six Conservative plus Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Northern Ireland's (DUP).

Without the support of the DUP's 10 MPs, the deal is unlikely to pass when the votes on it on Tuesday evening.

and the EU have agreed fresh guarantees on the operation of the Irish border "backstop" plan in the deal, which risks keeping Britain indefinitely in a customs union with the bloc.

told that her changes reduce the risk that Britain will be trapped in the backstop in the event that the EU refuses to exercise "good faith" in the talks to find an alternative to the backstop.

But he admitted it could still be trapped if the talks to find an alternative simply break down.

Dodds told MPs: "From what the is saying today, provided there is no bad faith, the fact is that and the rest of the UK could be trapped.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:17 IST
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