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Brexit: UK will not be 'trapped' in backstop, May to tell EU

Theresa May will return to Brussels later to press EU leaders for legally binding changes to the Brexit deal.The PM will insist the UK will not be "trapped" in the backstop - the plan to avoid the return of Irish border checks should no UK-EU trade deal be in place.She will say the deal must change if it is to win the support of MPs who urged her to seek "alternative arrangements" when rejecting the deal last month. However, the EU has repeatedly ruled out changing the withdrawal agreement.And Mrs May's visit is being overshadowed by the row over Wednesday's outburst by Donald Tusk, who declared there was a "special place in hell" for those who campaigned for Brexit without a plan to deliver it.MPs who backed Leave in the 2016 refe ...