October 2, 2019 / 2:19 PM / 12 days ago

UK Brexit proposal removes Irish backstop, says avoids Irish border checks

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Britain issued its proposals on Wednesday for how to deal with the Irish border after Brexit, removing the so-called backstop but with measures it said would avoid the need for checks or physical infrastructure.

The document said the proposals would provide for the potential creation of an all-island regulatory zone on the island of Ireland covering all goods, would ensure the integrity of the European Union Single Market and would be in keeping with the 1998 Good Friday peace deal.

“It is, as such, a proposal for an agreement which should be acceptable to both sides,” it concluded.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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