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On the latest Brexit update, the Telegraph reported that the UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has abandoned demands for time-limit on the critical Irish backstop issue.

The UK news report mentions that:

  • UK Attorney General has abandoned attempts to secure a hard time-limit or unilateral exit mechanism from the Irish backstop, The Telegraph has been told.
  • The Attorney General is understood to be focusing on securing an enhanced “arbitration mechanism”.
  • Ministers briefed on Geoffrey Cox’s approach said that those aims, which represent the central demands of Eurosceptics, are considered too “blunt” and have been rejected by the European Union.