UK’s Theresa May clinches legally binding Brexit backstop changes, deputy says

Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has clinched changes to her Brexit deal in her bid to win last minute support for her Brexit deal before it goes to a vote on Tuesday, senior minister David Lidington said on Monday.

May has secured “legally binding changes that strengthen and improve the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration,” Cabinet Office Minister Lidington, who is May’s de facto deputy, told parliament.

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