European Union rules out Brexit renegotiation despite UK Parliament vote

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Nobody has presented any "alternative arrangements" that could avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday, as he warned that efforts to secure a Brexit deal were "running out of road".

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her senior ministers on Tuesday that in order to win parliament's support for her Brexit deal, that agreement would have to be reopened, her spokesman said. It also doesn't want to give the United Kingdom an extension to March 29 deadline without a good reason (such as committing to finding an alternative that could command a majority of MPs' support).

Sterling fell sharply on Tuesday after British lawmakers voted down a proposal in parliament that could have prevented a potentially chaotic "no-deal" Brexit.

"The government is also trying to lure Labour MPs with promises to maintain EU-levels of workers' rights after Brexit and cash injections for Leave-voting constituencies in deprived regions on the country".

"The time has come for words to be matched by deeds", she said on Tuesday.

"What May's MPs want is something that says the European Union and Britain are not locked into this agreement on the Northern Irish border indefinitely", Wager said.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was "not talking about extensions" to Brexit at the moment, saying the focus should be "getting on with the job of completing the deal".

During the 1960s, a political division began over the constitutional status of Northern Ireland; for almost 40 years, a violent ethno-nationalist conflict between the Nationalists (for one Ireland, a nation state), Republicans (mostly Catholics) against Unionists (political union with UK) and Loyalists (mainly protestant monarchists opposing a United Ireland) continued.

Therefore, the European Union - the only body with the power to make changes to May's deal - is quite reasonably not willing to reopen talks it fears would lead to naught. The EU27, as a bloc and as individual states, are unwilling to reopen negotiation, especially around the backstop.

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The president added that any peace agreement should respect the government's "national unity and national sovereignty ". He told citizens their rights would not be compromised in the name of peace with the Taliban.

Growing expectations that Britain can avoid a no-deal Brexit have fuelled a 3 percent rally in the pound this month against the dollar and the euro.

"It is only right that I give the House notice that there are now no plans to bring forward a motion to agree dates for the February recess, and that the House may therefore need to continue to sit to make progress on the key business before the House", Leadsom said.

Speaking before the vote, May said the amendment would give her a mandate to return to Brussels and negotiate a "significant and legally binding change" to the Brexit deal.

The British tabloid papers declared Mrs May a victor after the House of Commons voted to remove the so-called Irish border backstop from the Brexit deal.

There was growing anxiety among pro-People's Vote Labour MPs this week that their leader Jeremy Corbyn is close to throwing his support behind a revised version of May's deal with the EU.

Labour's official policy is to consider supporting a public vote if their preferred outcomes of an early general election or forcing May into accepting Labour's alternative Brexit plan can not be achieved.

He added: "The last words I said to her were "don't bring no deal back to Parliament" because it's not acceptable - it's not a sensible or serious way of going forward".

Tuesday night's votes included the passing of an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to go back to the European Union to require "alternative arrangements" to the backstop.

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