29 Jan 2019

UK PM under pressure to renegotiate Northern Irish 'backstop'

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 29 January 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from conservative MPs to renegotiate with Brussels on the issue of Northern Ireland's border with the Republic. The so-called 'Backstop' element of Brexit would ensure there is no hard border in Ireland, even if the UK and EU fail to agree on their future trade relationship. MPs will vote on Wednesday on a series of amendments to Mrs May's plans that could shape the future direction of Brexit. Correspondent Aisling O'Rourke speaks to Susie Ferguson from Dublin.