McGuinness says Brexit agreement needs to finalised by June

Members of the European Parliament received an update on Brexit negotiations from the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier today in Strasbourg.

Barnier warned that a solution to the Irish border issue must be found, otherwise there will be no agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and no two-year transition period, as has been provisionally agreed.

Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and a vice-president in the parliament, said this agreement needs to be reached by June and not by October as envisioned by London.