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He further noted that Britain's "backstop" proposal for avoiding controls at the Irish border raises more questions than answers, warning that Brussels would never accept an end-date being included in the plan.
But, with separate talks also starting on how a future EU-UK trading relationship may work, negotiations are deadlocked over how to achieve that while neither leaving a back door for British goods to enter the EU nor raising new hurdles for commerce between Northern Ireland and the British mainland.
"Backstop means backstop", he said. Leading up to the publication of the UK document, there had been speculation that the UK Brexit negotiator, David Davis, was ready to quit unless the UK backstop proposal was truly time limited.
There have been numerous calls for Northern Ireland to remain in the EU customs union - even if the rest of the United Kingdom leaves as expected - to prevent the need for border checks.
And even though many welcomed the end of the wait for a decision, including the deputy leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party which supports the government, several lawmakers criticised the "fudge".
"Beyond these there are two other areas of major disagreements: governance of the withdrawal agreement, and questions on Northern Ireland". After much toing and froing, the technical document on a "temporary customs arrangement" was published this afternoon (7 June), Catherine Feore looks at what lies within.
"Is it a workable solution to avoid a hard border?"
Theresa May has insisted the backstop customs proposal which triggered a Cabinet row would be time-limited - but refused to give a guarantee that it would not extend beyond December 2021. "We need regulatory alignment to avoid a hard border".
Putin signs Russian 'counter-sanctions' into law
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has warned against turning sports sites for upcoming FIFA World Cup into markets. Soros is planning to make the euro highly volatile", Putin said, without providing evidence.
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He said Washington would use its move on Tuesday to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports as a bargaining chip. China has also threatened to hit back with tit-for-tat tariffs on tens of billions of dollars in USA goods.
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It calls for Britain to temporarily align with European Union customs rules after Brexit as a fall-back option to resolve the Irish border problem but only until 2021. However, it wants a mechanism to be agreed to ensure that the UK's national interest is represented in negotiations up until its formal departure; this may be somewhere where the European Union could make a concession, but in no sense would it be obliged to. "How does that fit with the requirements of our Value-Added Tax system?"
"We are today at a time of decisions and choices".
"I don't believe that we should get involved in any backstop proposals, but at least we can see the end of the tunnel", said David Jones, a Conservative former Brexit minister, expressing doubt over whether the European Union would accept the proposal.
Best for Britain is targeting Labour MPs, but also needs at least 10 Conservative "rebels" if it is to win a vote in Parliament on an amendment calling for a new referendum - which is opposed by both the Conservative and Labour front benches.
The prime minister's spokesman said: "There isn't going to be a second referendum".
May's Northern Irish allies called that "an outrageous attempt to revert to the annexation of Northern Ireland".
She said: "This is about peace, not Brexit".
Jun 08 2018
Amazon to show live Premier League football matches
Sky will show the most amount of Premier League football, having previously won 128 matches per season for the same time period. Amazon has made history by becoming the first tech company to buy rights to show Premier League games in the UK.
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Kate Spade's Husband Reportedly Wanted A Divorce, Sending Her Into Depression
One of Spade's sisters, Reta Saffo, told the New York Daily News that the suicide didn't come as a surprise. Along with her husband, Spade grew a small line founded in 1993 to an worldwide behemoth bearing her name.
Jun 07 2018
Rafael Nadal's French Open set streak ends in quarterfinals
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Jun 05 2018
Duterte kisses Filipina worker in S. Korea
Duterte told the crowd it was just for fun, but critics condemned what they said was his latest macho antic degrading women. As the Philippine president leaned in for the kiss, the crowd enthusiastically cheered.
Jun 05 2018
City's Leroy Sane omitted from German World Cup squad
He comes in at the expense of Christian Benteke, the Crystal Palace striker omitted after a frustrating season at Selhurst Park. Belgium have until 24 hours before their opening match against Panama on June 18 to make a final decision.
Jun 02 2018
Texas boy spells 'koinonia' correctly, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. In 1985, Balu Natarajan became the first Indian-origin child to win the Spelling Bee and 17 others have followed him.
Jun 01 2018
Roseanne Barr 'forgives' co-stars Sara Gilbert Michael Fishman as they distance themselves
I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! "I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U [sic]". John Goodman was approached by " Entertainment Tonight " about ABC's cancellation of " Roseanne ".
May 31 2018
Cavs' James opens up about midseason doubts
Outside of James, these Cavs are drastically different than the team the Warriors played in last year's NBA Finals. Hill's up-and-down play during the playoffs has become a microcosm for Cleveland's wild swings in the postseason.
May 30 2018
Congressional leaders get briefings on Russian Federation probe
Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter, originally demanded the information on an FBI source in the Russian Federation investigation . They were anxious that Trump refused to divest himself of his businesses or release his tax returns or health information.
May 30 2018
State of emergency declared as Baltimore devastated by floods
The river rose 17.8 feet in two hours Sunday afternoon, to 24.1 feet, a record from the previous high of 23.6 feet. Destroyed chunks of roadway rest after being washed into a riverbed in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland .
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