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May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop - paper

May said she will present a 'new, bold offer' to lawmakers with 'an improved package of measures' in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London after winning a confidence vote on 12 December 2018. Picture: AFP

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new Brexit offer to UK lawmakers retains the Northern Irish backstop and does not add anything new on customs arrangements, The Telegraph newspaper reported late on Sunday.

In a column in the Sunday Times newspaper, May said she will present a “new, bold offer” to lawmakers with “an improved package of measures” in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office.

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