Brexit: EP Steering Group insists on need for Ireland/Northern Ireland backstop
Statement of the EP Brexit Steering Group
“We have followed very closely the developments of the last 24 hours.
It is our very strong view that the Withdrawal Agreement must include a workable, legally operational and all-weather backstop for the Ireland/Northern Ireland border fully in line with the Joint Report of last December and the Prime Minister May’s letter to President Tusk of 19 March 2018.
Without such a backstop, the European Parliament would not be in a position to give its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement.
We reiterate our full support for the Chief Negotiator and his negotiating strategy.”
Composition of the Brexit Steering Group: