PM May’s ministers need more time on Brexit backstop mechanism – spokesman

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FILE PHOTO – An anti-Brexit demonstrator waves flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – Ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet team need more time to consider possible mechanisms to ensure Britain cannot be bound to the European Union by a backstop to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

The spokesman told reporters that the cabinet meeting discussed options for such a mechanism that would make sure that Britain would not be kept in a backstop arrangement indefinitely, but that more work was necessary.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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