UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in the parliament that she told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week that UK wanted “legal binding” changes to the withdrawal agreement that it would not be kept in the backstop. But Juncker insisted EU would not reopen negotiation on the withdrawal agreement.
May told lawmakers such request for renegotiation was “reasonable”. But she also admitted that “some time” is needed to complete the process of negotiating a better deal on Irish backstop. Though, May is still aiming to leave the EU on March 29. She also promised that if she cannot get a deal by February 26, the Commons will have a chance to vote on a plan B the following day.
For this week, it’s confirmed that there will be no meaningful vote in the Commons, but amendable motion for debate on Thursday.