The EU says it will renegotiate Brexit with the UK – but only the future relationship. What does that mean?

Analysis: Europe correspondent Jon Stone explains the details behind the latest offer from the EU

Saturday 09 February 2019 15:55
How important are the optics anyway?
How important are the optics anyway?

Theresa May went to Brussels to get concessions on the Brexit deal – in the hope that the controversial “Irish backstop” could be scrapped. But she was sent back empty-handed.

What happened?

The prime minister met the heads of all the EU institutions and was told the same thing: we won’t renegotiate the withdrawal agreement.

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