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9/19/2018, 7:36 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK's May calls EU to 'evolve' its Brexit position

United Kingdom's Prime Minister Theresa May stated on Wednesday that the European Union needs to "evolve" its Brexit negotiating position "just like the UK has done." Speaking ahead of the EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, the prime minister welcomed the fact that EU's main Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier recognized the need for a new proposal on the Irish border issue. According to May, the original proposal put forward by Brussels was not acceptable to the UK since it would create a customs border in the Irish Sea and result in Northern Ireland being "carved away" from the rest of the country.

May once again expressed her belief that the Chequers plan for Brexit is "the right proposal," and the only one credible enough to ensure frictionless trade and avoid a hard Irish border. May went on to say that the UK is proposing a "fair arrangement" that will work for EU's economy as well as Britain's without undermining the single market.

The prime minister reiterated that there is no possibility of a second Brexit referendum, saying that the country will leave the European Union in March 2019. Echoing a letter published by her Brexit Minister Dominic Raab earlier today, May urged the Labour Party leadership to rule out the prospect of a second Brexit vote and stop "frustrating" the process of Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

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