Brussels nearing impasse with May over Irish border proposal

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Plan to use technology and trusted trader scheme to avoid hard border not accepted by UK

The European Union is proving unable to convince Theresa May that by using “trusted trader schemes” and technology its proposal to in effect keep Northern Ireland in the customs union and single market will not draw a border in the Irish sea.

The Brexit negotiations have reached an impasse over the failure to find an acceptable solution to avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

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