Theresa May is expected to continue talks with EU leaders in the coming days, after British MPs backed a proposal for her to renegotiate her Brexit deal.
MPs voted 317 to 301, in favour of replacing the “backstop” – which is the so called “insurance policy”, designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland. The amendment calls for the ‘backstop’ to be replaced with “alternative arrangements”, to avoid the re-introduction of border checks in Ireland.
Theresa May will try to renegotiate the Brexit treaty with the European Union. However, the EU has said, it will not change the legal text already agreed with the British Prime Minister. The European Union has repeatedly said, the “backstop” was needed as a guarantee to ensure there can be no return to a hard border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.