Juncker Says Customs Union Price to Pay for Backstop: Guardian
(Bloomberg) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Theresa May in a private phone call that shifting her red lines in favour of a permanent customs union is the price she will need to pay for the EU revising the Irish backstop, the Guardian reports, citing a leaked diplomatic note.
- Without a major shift in the prime minister’s position, the European commission president told May that the current terms of the withdrawal agreement were non-negotiable
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