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Jim Nicholson MEP endorses short Article 50 extension to address backstop concerns

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has endorsed a short extension to Article 50 to negotiate legally binding changes to the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement.

Jim Nicholson MEP said:

“I am very conscious of the problems that a no-deal Brexit would have for both the UK and the EU.

"If a short extension of Article 50 is required to get legally binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement, including addressing our concerns with the backstop, then it is to be welcomed.

"Unlike the Brexit ideologues who appear unconcerned by the potential chaos a no deal scenario would unleash, I and my Party recognise that securing a good and workable deal is the best outcome of the on-going negotiations for both the EU and UK - extending Article 50 for a short period can provide the space needed to finalise such a deal.”

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