BSSB.BE News 2U 11.06.2016
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* BREXIT negotiations have hit another hurdle in the road after rumours have been circulated suggesting Brexit Secretary David Davis could resign over Theresa May’s backstop plans
The proposal, which spells out what will happen if no other arrangement is made for the Northern Ireland border, was the subject of a row between the prime minister and her Brexit secretary. Mr Davis was reported to be considering resigning over the issue.
However, the crisis appears to have been averted after the pair held talks in Ms May’s Commons office and later had a second meeting in Downing Street. The prime minister also held separate, shorter meetings with Brexiteer cabinet ministers Boris Johnson and Liam Fox.
David Davis quitting as Brexit secretary ‘would be deeply dangerous’
In a clear suggestion the deadlock had been broken, government sources confirmed the document would be published on Thursday and said Mr Davis would not be resigning.
Ms May’s spokesperson said the prime minister had held “constructive discussions” with the Brexit secretary on Thursday morning.
The one-to-one talks took place in advance of a meeting of the cabinet’s Brexit sub-committee, which has yet to sign off the proposal.
A source close to Mr Davis told The Independent: “Obviously there’s been a back and forth on this paper, as there always is whenever the government publishes anything.
“The backstop paper has been amended and now expresses, in much more detail, the time limited nature of our proposal – something the PM and DD have always been committed to.”
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