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Prime Minister to meet EU Regional Governor in Dublin

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Tonight Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Irish backstop. The Prime Minister was in Northern Ireland earlier this week and spent yesterday speaking with EU representatives where European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ruled out legally-binding changes to the backstop clause in the Withdrawal Agreement.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said,

"Mrs May has spent the entire week in pointless meetings which have achieved nothing.

"The Irish border question has been blown out of proportion. If Mrs May and Mr Varadkar were patriots, they would insist that it is a matter between two sovereign nations and demand that the EU cease interfering. Sadly, Mr Varadkar is no longer the Irish Prime Minister, but a regional governor of the European Union and Mrs May doesn't want the UK to leave the EU.

"Britain is on course to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. If the Prime Minister wishes to meet the leaders of other nations, she would be better off spending her time building relationships with the United States, Australia, Japan and other countries who have already discussed offering a free trade deal."