Friday 24 May, 2019

UK PM May: Brexit plan is the only 'credible' proposal on the table

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her Brexit plan is the "only serious and credible" proposal on the table, minutes after European Council President Donald Tusk said May's plan will not work.

May says her so-called Chequers plan will guarantee the frictionless movement of goods across borders, and ensure there is no return to a hard frontier between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The plan calls for Britain to remain in the EU's Single Market for goods, but not services. The EU says that amounts to cherry-picking benefits of membership, and is unacceptable.

May said Britain would make new proposals soon to solve the Irish border problem. She told reporters "there are key issues we need to resolve" but "I believe that there is a willingness to do a deal."

Britain is due to leave the EU in six months.


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