Andrea Leadsom: Parliament will support May's deal provided backstop is not permanent
But the European Union is never going to allow a time-limited backstop
I'm scratching my head here in trying to understand the government's position considering that they've been to Brussels last week and got the same response as they did back in December. If their game plan is to force the hand of European lawmakers by playing a game of political chicken, then there's only 45 days left to go before we find out who wins.
- Says UK cannot be held in a backstop permanently
- Vote on May's deal will come back when issue of backstop is sorted out
Otherwise, statements like this one here isn't going to be of any help to move things along in the Brexit rhetoric. If they're waiting for the backstop issue to magically disappear, then it sure looks like we won't even have a vote in parliament over the next two weeks.