Take it or leave it? EU offers May few options on Brexit deal
Updated : October 18, 2018 08:12 PM IST
An accord sketched by officials from both sides last weekend stalled because May's fractious government rejected a "backstop" insurance clause the EU wants in case future talks fail to forge a trade pact that avoids customs posts on the Irish border.
An EU offer to extend a status-quo transition period by a year to end-2021, keeping Britain in a customs union to diminish the chances of the backstop being triggered, was not enough.
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