Irish Government urged to ensure that there is no dilution of backstop.

The overwhelming vote to reject the proposed Brexit deal between the EU and the UK should not mean any dilution to the backstop which was essential to protecting Ireland’s future interests.

That’s according to Independent MEP Marian Harkin.

The north west based MEP has called on the Irish Government to ensure that they secure the continued EU commitment to the backstop.

Marian Harkin says the Irish Government will come under serious pressure to change its position on the back stop if negotiations re open.