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LON­DON — Bri­tain risks be­com­ing stuck in “pro­tracted and re­peat­ing rounds” of ne­go­ti­a­tions to leave the Euro­pean Union if it en­ters a so-called back­stop ar­range­ment, the gov­ern­ment’s le­gal ad­vice said yes­ter­day. so.The gov­ern­ment was forced to pub­lish its le­gal ad­vice on its Brexit deal by Par­lia­ment on Tues­day af­ter be­ing found in con­tempt for re­fus­ing to do

Many law­mak­ers say they want to see the ad­vice to bet­ter in­form them­selves be­fore vot­ing on Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May’s deal with the EU on De­cem­ber 11.

The ad­vice on how to exit the back­stop agree­ment to pre­vent the re­turn of a hard bor­der be­tween North­ern Ire­land and EU-mem­ber Ire­land is un­der scru­tiny, par­tic­u­larly by May’s nom­i­nal al­lies in Demo­cratic Union­ist Party.

— Reuters.

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