Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar
said on Monday preparations for a no-deal Brexit should
intensify after Britain's Theresa May pulled a parliamentary
vote on her EU divorce deal to avoid a major defeat among
Britain's policy of not revoking
its Article 50 Brexit notice has not been changed by a European
court ruling saying that the government could do so without
needing the consent of European Union counterparts, Brexit
minister Stephen Barclay said.
EU leaders will not renegotiate
Britain's Brexit deal, including the Irish border "backstop",
their chairman Donald Tusk said on Monday after Prime Minister
Theresa May put off a parliamentary vote on a package that was
facing heavy defeat.
Any assurances Britain secures
from the European Union on the Irish backstop in the Brexit
divorce deal will be "completely irrelevant" if they are not in
the Withdrawal Agreement, eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg
said on Monday.