Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland in bid to win support for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May visits Northern Ireland in bid to win support for Brexit deal//(Image: AFP/Getty Images)

The PM is set to make a speech to business leaders about the Irish border

Pippa CrerarDaily Mirror Political EditorMikey SmithPolitical Reporter, DAILY MIRROR

AIWA! NEWS INTERNATIONAL|Theresa May will travel to Northern Ireland tomorrow to try to win support for her new Brexit plans.

The Prime Minister will make a speech to business leaders which is expected to focus on the crucial Irish border issue.

It comes as Mrs invited Tory rebels into Number 10 in a desperate scramble to find a way to resolve the thorny issue of the backstop.

Hard Brexiteers from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group (ERG) and remain backing former ministers will meet from today in what has been dubbed the ‘Alternative Arrangements Working Group’ (AAWG).

ERG deputy chairman Steve Baker, former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will sit down with former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green to examine the feasibility of the so-called Malthouse Compromise
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ERG deputy chairman Steve Baker, former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will sit down with former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green to examine the feasibility of the so-called Malthouse Compromise tty Images)

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Downing Street said the group would meet “regularly” with Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and senior officials.

ERG deputy chairman Steve Baker, former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will sit down with former education secretary Nicky Morgan and ex-cabinet office minister Damian Green to examine the feasibility of the so-called Malthouse Compromise.

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