UK PM May: Further clarifications from the EU on backstop are in fact possible
Below are some of the key highlights from the UK PM Theresa May's speech from the European Council:
• Further clarifications from the EU on backstop are in fact possible.
• Will work with the EU on further assurances for parliament.
• I believe it is better to leave with a deal.
• Very clear from EU they want to ensure this deal gets over the line.
• This is the clearest statement we've had yet from EU on the backstop.
• EU stands ready to embark on the preparation of future ties.
• EU firmly committed to having future ties in place so avoid backstop.