‘Bri­tain can still call halt over Brexit’

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MIKEY SMITH in Brus­sels

BRI­TAIN can still can­cel Brexit, the peer who wrote Ar­ti­cle 50 will say to­day.

Lord Kerr, cen­tral to the draft­ing of the clause used to trig­ger Brexit, says the let­ter Theresa May sent in March can be with­drawn.

He will in­sist: “As new facts emerge, peo­ple are en­ti­tled to take a dif­fer­ent view. And there’s noth­ing in Ar­ti­cle 50 to stop them. The British peo­ple have the right to know this – they should not be mis­led.”

His in­ter­ven­tion comes as Brexit Sec­re­tary David Davis heads to Brus­sels in a bid to end the dead­lock.

EU chief ne­go­tia­tor Michel Barnier yes­ter­day sug­gested the “di­rec­tion” of trade talks would be led by Bri­tain’s re­sponse to a US call for the UK to get rid of “hin­drances” im­posed by the EU such as food laws.

IN­TER­VEN­TION Lord Kerr

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