According to CCTV news client news, the British government and the EU recently held talks on revising the UK's departure from the EU agreement. At present, the two sides have yet to make progress. The outside world is worried that the second vote of the Brexit agreement will be held as scheduled. However, British Prime Minister Teresa May said that it will not postpone the vote to be held in the British Parliament on the 12th.
On the 6th, local time, Teresa May's spokesperson said that on the issue of the Irish border backup arrangement, the British government aims to seek a legally binding change, that is, to seek a backup arrangement with a deadline.
The main controversy in the current UK-Europe negotiations is the backup arrangement for the Irish border issue. According to the current Brexit agreement, if the UK and the EU are unable to negotiate a trade in Northern Ireland during the transition period after the Brexit A good solution, the backup schedule will be initiated at the end of the transition period. There is no set deadline for this arrangement and the UK cannot unilaterally abolish it.
The Brexit Prime Minister's Brexit agreement with the European Union in November last year was rejected in the lower house of the British Parliament in January this year. One of the main reasons was that the backup arrangement was opposed. Many MPs have determined that backup arrangements may leave Northern Ireland in the EU, causing the country to split.
The Prime Minister's Office also stated that although the current negotiations with the EU are difficult, the vote next Tuesday will still be held as scheduled. Teresa May promised in the lower house of parliament last month that the second vote of the Brexit agreement will be held by Parliament before March 12. If the agreement has not yet been passed, the lower house of parliament will vote on the 13th to decide whether there is no agreement to leave the EU. If there is no agreement to leave the EU and is also rejected by the lower house of parliament, then the parliament will continue to vote to decide whether to postpone the Brexit.
EU: There is still no consensus in the UK-EU talks
On the other hand, on the 6th, a spokesman for the European Commission said that the progress of the talks between the British government representatives and the chief representative of the EU Brexit negotiations, Barnier, was very difficult. The two sides failed to find a solution to the current deadlock in the Brexit. There was no consensus on issues such as the Northern Ireland region and the Irish border. Some EU sources believe that the new legal text of the Brexit agreement cannot be formed before the 12th vote because the negotiations between the two sides are not optimistic.