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EU Leaders: No, Non and Nein to Brexit Deal Changes

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7Dnews London

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:38 GMT

Leaders across the European Union offered a united chorus of "No" on Wednesday January 30th to Britain's belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal so Prime Minister Theresa May can win the backing of her Parliament, according to AP.

In London, May acknowledged that her government has not decided exactly how it will try to change the deal to address British lawmakers' concerns about the Irish border.

All this while Britain is headed for the EU exit in less than two months, on March 29th. "The withdrawal agreement will not be renegotiated," said Jean-Claude Juncker, the chief of the EU's executive arm.

Buoyed by winning a vote in Parliament, May has vowed to secure "legally binding changes" to the withdrawal agreement. British lawmakers voted on Tuesday to send May back to Brussels to seek a replacement for the Irish border provision in the deal with "alternative arrangements," ignoring EU warnings that the agreement cannot be altered.

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