January 21, 2019 / 12:35 PM / in 5 months

Polish foreign minister proposes limiting Brexit deal's Irish backstop - BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Poland’s foreign minister has confirmed that he is proposing limiting the Irish backstop to five years in order to unblock the Brexit deadlock, a reporter for the BBC in Brussels wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The Irish backstop - an insurance policy to avoid the return of a hard border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland - is the most contentious element of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal which was overwhelmingly rejected by members of parliament last week.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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