EU lawmakers urge May to present Brexit plans

LONDON (AP) – Lawmakers handling Brexit for the European Parliament are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to inform her EU partners how she plans to advance the deadlocked process and what she wants from them.

The EU parliament’s Brexit Steering Group said Thursday that it “expects the U.K. side to come back as quickly as possible with a positive and viable proposal on the way forward.”

The senior lawmakers say the legally-binding withdrawal agreement that would govern Britain’s departure cannot be renegotiated, especially the safeguard mechanism to keep the Irish border open.

They insist that “without such an ‘all-weather’ backstop-insurance, the European Parliament will not give its consent to the withdrawal agreement.”

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