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Source: United Kingdom UK Parliament (video statements)

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, updated MPs on Brexit negotiations and the Irish backstop.

Statement begins at 02:04:46

The Prime Minister announced his deal for withdrawal from the European Union, which is currently being considered by EU officials. He announced that he would replace the Northern Ireland backstop, the mechanism for preventing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He proposed that instead Northern Ireland would become part of the UK customs territory, and the backstop would be replaced by a regulatory zone covering all areas of the island of Ireland.

The Prime Minister again stated that Britain would leave with or without a deal on 31 October 2019.