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PM May says that the UK  welcomes the Council approval of assurances on backstop.

Further comments:

  • Wrong to take part in EU elections.
  • Decision underlines importance of getting deal passed.
  • I will build support for deal from tomorrow.
  • I will make every effort to make sure we can leave with deal.
  • I do not believe we should  revoke Article 50.
  • MPs will have a chance next week to look at choices that they face.
  • If deal rejected then need for new plan by April 12th.