February 27, 2019 / 8:19 AM / 25 days ago

EU's Barnier says he is doing all he can to ensure Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier walks at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that he was trying his utmost to ensure there was a deal on Brexit, though he reiterated the Irish backstop could not be renegotiated.

“I am doing all I can,” Barnier told France Info radio.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered lawmakers the chance to vote in two weeks for a potentially disorderly no-deal Brexit or to delay Britain’s exit from the European Union if her attempt to ratify a divorce agreement fails.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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