05/10/2018

NI Pro-Remain Parties To Meet Chief Brexit Negotiator

Politicians from the four main political parties in Northern Ireland who are pro-remain are planning to meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.

The delegation includes Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O'Neill, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, Alliance Party deputy leader Stephen Farry and Green Party NI leader Steven Agnew.

The representatives will also meet with the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.
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The meeting comes as the impasse over the Irish border backstop has became a key sticking point in the negotiations.

The EU and UK remain unable to find a solution, ahead of the crunch European Council summit in Brussels in two weeks time.


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