October 12, 2018 / 1:42 PM / 2 months ago

Irish Brexit backstop must be short and time-limited -UK's Raab

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Brexit backstop designed to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and European Union member the republic of Ireland, must be finite, short and time-limited, Britain’s Brexit minister said on Friday.

“It would have to be finite, it would have to be short and it would have to be, I think, time-limited in order for it to be supported here,” said Dominic Raab.

“What we cannot do is see the United Kingdom locked in via the backdoor to a customs union arrangement which would leave us in an indefinite limbo - that would not be leaving the EU.” (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)

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