UK DUP Considers Backstop the ‘Poison’ in Brexit Deal – Reports

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on 6 January that Parliament would be asked to vote on her proposed Brexit deal on either January 14 or 15 despite growing resistance from Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party, whose votes are needed to push the deal through parliament.
The Irish Examiner reported that a Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to stand firm in requiring that the EU changes its “poison” backstop provision on Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit border.

May decided not to go ahead with the Commons vote in December after it became clear that the deal on the exit terms she had agreed with Brussels would not clear the parliament.