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British PM to Meet EU Leaders in Brussels on Thursday


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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 09:59 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to travel to Brussels on Thursday, February 7th, to convince European Union leaders to accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of Britain's divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal Brexit, Reuters has reported.

The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU in March 29.

London and Brussels are arguing over whether the deal clinched in November can be changed, raising the possibility of a delay to Brexit, a last-minute deal or a no-deal exit.

In Brussels, May will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and then European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday.

May landed in Belfast on Tuesday February 5th, in an attempt to reassure Northern Ireland that she can deliver an orderly Brexit that will ensure peace in a province riven by three decades of sectarian conflict until a 1998 accord.

In a speech in Belfast, the prime minister restated her "unshakeable" commitment to avoiding a hard border after Brexit, according to BBC.

AP also reported that May plans to speak to business leaders and will also meet with Democratic Unionist Party chief Arlene Foster.