UK Leader may Let Parliament Decide on Brexit Backstop

London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said

she may let Parliament decide whether to trigger the contentious

Northern Ireland backstop as she struggles to overcome opposition to

her Brexit deal.

May said her agreement on leaving the European Union (EU)

would allow the United Kingdom (UK) to decide whether to invoke the

backstop, designed to ensure there is no hard border between the

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

May told BBC radio in a live interview that people are concerned

about the role of the UK in making these decisions, and the obvious

(thing to do) in terms of the role of the UK is for it to be Parliament that

make these decisions.

The comments come as opponents say the backstop could tie

Britain to the EU for years to come, the Associated Press (AP) news

reported.

Source: Oman News Agency

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