Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

(UNI) UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European leaders and EU officials later for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal.

She will hold talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany’s Angela Merkel after postponing MPs’ final vote on the deal, according to a BBC News report.

The UK PM has said she needs “further assurances” about the Northern Ireland border plan to get Commons backing.

European Council President Donald Tusk insisted the EU would “not renegotiate” but said leaders would discuss how to help “facilitate UK ratification”.

Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said further talks with Brussels would focus on the Brexit “backstop” on the Irish border, which Mrs May earlier admitted had caused MPs “widespread and deep concern”.