Thursday,7th June, 2018-Trying to resolve tensions over the UK’s Brexit “backstop” plan, Theresa May meets senior ministers, related to the proposal that the UK would match EU tariffs temporarily in order to avoid a hard Irish border post-Brexit.

Brexiteers are confirmed that without a fixed end date the arrangement could continue indefinitely.

The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019, and the government is trying to make progress before a crucial meeting of EU leaders later this month.

BBC political editor, Laura Kuenssberg said Downing Street believed that it had enough support for its senior ministers to publish the “backstop” proposal. She said “But what they hadn’t quite bargained for was the level of resistance from the man who is meant to be in charge of this process (Mr Davis),” who wants a time limit added to the backstop”, she also added that it was possible that the saga could potentially lead to the resignation of Mr. Davis, but that it was not likely at this stage.

The UK and the EU are still trying their best to agree how trade in goods will operate after Brexit – but they have agreed that a “backstop” option is to be followed in case if no deal is done, to avoid the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Instead, the UK is proposing a “backstop” option which will see the whole of the UK temporarily aligned with the EU’s customs union after December 2020 – when the 21-month post-Brexit transition period ends.

The UK has said that it will leave the EU’s customs union, which allows trade within the EU without any tariffs or many border checks.

Theresa May insisted that the UK was on way to leave the EU until March 2019 and that the transition period would no longer last till December 31st, 2020.

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