MPs back May's bid to change deal but EU says nothing has changed

Pedro Gonçalves
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A divided House of Commons has agreed to give Theresa May two more weeks to save her Brexit deal as she pledged to go back to Brussels and demand changes to the Irish backstop. However, minutes after the result, the EU announced it was not prepared to reopen the deal. MPs backed seeking "alternative arrangements" to replace the Irish backstop in Theresa May's original Brexit plan that was crushed recently.  The proposal - put forward by Tory MP Sir Graham Brady - had the support of the government and won by 16 votes. Theresa May had urged MPs to vote in favour of it, to give her a ...

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