FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media as she launches the NHS Long Term Plan at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Britain January 7, 2019. Anthony Devlin/Pool via REUTERS
January 14, 2019
LONDON (Reuters) – The fears of some British and European Union politicians about ‘backstop’ arrangements for Northern Ireland’s border with Ireland are unwarranted, Prime Minister Theresa May said in a letter to EU leaders on Tuesday.
May said concern that a mutual desire to avoid triggering the backstop would be used as unfair leverage by the EU or by a future British government “is entirely unwarranted”.
“I strongly believe the fear about the EU’s intentions is unfounded too,” May added in her letter to Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker.
(Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Michael Holden)