1) May went to the meeting seeking legally-binded assurances with half-baked proposals to placate hard Brexiteers & DUP
These have been rejected repeatedly for obvious reasons. Backstop is an insurance policy not “a trap.” Not EU27 problem many MPs ignore this
The prime minister was unable to provide an answer to this question with any precision.
There are also concerns that the UK – across the political spectrum – has no idea what kind of future relationship it wants.
UK was told *before* Chequers that it wouldn't work. And now, we see the same thing happening with the backstop.