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>> Theresa May arriving in Berlin Wednesday for help on Brexit, only to find the child locks are still on. Easy to resolve at least on the impasse over her Brexit treaty. So unpopular that she cancelled a crucial parliamentary vote planned for Tuesday because she says, she'd have lost.
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Hence, the European tour, May's looking to take her assurances from German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and other EU leaders. Particularly on the so-called backstop, a temporary Customs Union to prevent the need for border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Critics fear the backstop could trap Britain into abiding by EU regulations indefinitely.
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>> We don't want the backstop to be used, and if it is we want to be certain that it is only temporary, and it's those assurances that I will be seeking from fellow leaders over the coming days.>> And onto Brussels to meet EU leaders. Their message so far is clear.
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>> There is no room whatsoever for renegotiation. But of course, there is room if used intelligently, is room enough to give further clarification.>> The deal would be rejected->> This postponement has triggered outrage, ridicule, and calls for her to step down.>> Aah!>> One lawmaker in protest even grabbed the ceremonial mace that symbolizes Parliament's rule of authority before being expelled.
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The government says lawmakers will now vote on the deal before the 21st of January. How May will get them on site before then is uncertain. But she says the alternatives are disorderly divorce without a deal or cancelling Brexit which would defy the majority who voted for it.>> Time is running out, Prime Minister.