February 28, 2018 / 1:00 PM / 19 days ago

Britain's PM May says EU draft legal text would undermine the UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said a draft legal text on Brexit published by the European Commission on Wednesday would undermine the United Kingdom’s common market and threaten its constitutional integrity.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech to students and staff during her visit to Derby College in Derby, Britain, February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Christopher Furlong/Pool/Files

“The draft legal text the commission have published would, if implemented, undermine the UK common market and threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK by creating a customs and regulatory border down the Irish sea,” May told parliament.

“No UK prime minister could ever agree to it.”

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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