Donald Tusk seeking UK for 'better' Northern Ireland idea

Theresa May and Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk is to ask Theresa May for “a improved thought that would be as effective in preventing a tough border” on a “island of Ireland”.

The primary apportion deserted a EU’s proposals on Northern Ireland observant they would separate a UK in two.

But a European Council boss pronounced one of a “possible disastrous consequences” of a kind of Brexit Mrs May wants would be a tough border.

The dual are assembly during No 10 brazen of a large Brexit debate on Friday by Mrs May.

Mrs May, who chaired a assembly of a cupboard before her talks with Mr Tusk, has already affianced not to accept a breeze withdrawal covenant published on Wednesday by a EU.

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The UK and a EU both determine on wanting to equivocate a lapse to a earthy limit – with limit posts and checks – in Northern Ireland.

The UK has suggested new IT systems could be introduced to equivocate a need for earthy limit checks though has nonetheless to spell out how this would work in practice.

But a breeze EU covenant also includes a choice of a “common regulatory area” after Brexit on a island of Ireland – in outcome gripping Northern Ireland in a etiquette kinship – if no other resolution is found.

Both a EU and a Irish supervision contend it is adult to a UK to come adult with petrify alternatives to what they news as a “backstop” option.

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Mrs May pronounced a EU offer would “threaten a inherent firmness of a UK” by formulating a limit down a Irish Sea.

But in a debate in Brussels, Mr Tusk pronounced he was “absolutely certain that all a essential elements of a draft” would be supposed by a 27 remaining EU members.

And he pronounced Mrs May’s preference to order out membership of a singular marketplace and etiquette kinship had been concurred “without unrestrained and but satisfaction”.

The PM has pronounced she wants a understanding that will concede trade to be “as frictionless as possible”.

But Mr Tusk warned: “There can be no frictionless trade outward of a etiquette kinship and a singular market.

“Friction is an unavoidable side-effect of Brexit by nature.”.

Irish senator Neale Richmond, European affairs orator for a Fine Gael celebration that leads a government, pronounced Britain has supposing “zero detail” on a due alternatives to gripping Northern Ireland in a etiquette area with a EU to equivocate a tough limit with a Republic of Ireland.

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Veteran Eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash told a BBC’s Newsnight programme there were “technical ways” of handling a Irish limit and indicted a EU of perplexing to emanate a “constitutional crisis” for a UK.

Cabinet ministers have suggested Friday’s debate by Mrs May will give a EU a clarity that it has been seeking about what kind of trade attribute a UK wants after a depart on 29 Mar 2019.

In an apparent benefaction to a EU brazen of a speech, a supervision pronounced EU nationals entrance to a UK during a transition duration after Brexit, approaching to final dual years, would get unfixed leave to remain.

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Mrs May has pronounced her long-term idea is a “bespoke mercantile partnership”, underpinned by a extensive giveaway trade agreement guaranteeing tariff-free entrance to EU markets for British products and services.

But her prototype Sir John Major warned on Tuesday that an “a la grant entrance” to a European marketplace was not probable if a UK left a singular marketplace and etiquette kinship – that Mrs May is committed to doing.

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Losing existent trade advantages, he said, would make a UK a reduction appealing place for central investment and could put 125,000 jobs during Japanese firms during risk.

Conservative Brexiteers have criticised Sir John’s intervention, in that he hold out a probability of another referendum on a final deal, one describing it as “un-statesmanlike” and full of “cheap comments”.

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But a summary will be echoed by former Labour primary apportion Tony Blair after in a debate in Brussels.

He will call for a open to have a “real choice” while propelling a EU to put brazen new ideas to residence “genuine underlying grievances underneath a Brexit vote, generally around immigration”.

In a new report, a Commons Business Committee warned disaster to strech any kind of understanding would be deleterious for a automobile attention and usually tighten fixing with a EU would safeguard a survival.

But on Tuesday a attention perceived a opinion of certainty when Toyota said it would build a subsequent era of a Auris hatchback during a Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, defence some-more than 3,000 jobs.

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