While Theresa May began the final stretch on the Brexit front, the British Prime Minister rejected the idea of ​​creating a permanent customs union between the European Union and the United Kingdom, giving hope to those who wanted it changes its policy on Brexit to prevail against the Labor opposition. The date of the divorce has been set for the evening of March 29th. The British leader has been instructed by the House of Commons to renegotiate the agreement reached with Brussels but overwhelmingly rejected in mid-January by the British Parliament. It is for May to find "alternative mechanisms" to the "backstop", the safeguard clause which must, as a last resort, guarantee that there will be no restoration of a physical border between the Republic of Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland. But his European interlocutors told him last week that there was no question of reopening the withdrawal agreement or touching the "backstop".

On the other hand, they are pushing her to grab the hand held by labor opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who proposes a permanent customs union between the EU and the United Kingdom to break the stalemate over Northern Ireland. . Theresa May showed little enthusiasm for the Labor proposal, which she said would risk creating even more divisions within her party. "I do not understand why you think it would be better to seek to have a say in future EU trade agreements than to conclude our own agreements?", She wrote in a letter published on Sunday evening .

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May and his government have repeatedly said that being part of a customs union would prevent the United Kingdom from having an independent trade policy, which they described as one of the main economic benefits of the exit.

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