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U.K. to Drop Brexit Demand on Irish Border to Ease Deal

  • The move could leave U.K. in EU customs regime indefinitely
  • It’s a gamble to unlock talks, and will enrage Brexiteers
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be ready to ditch one of her key Brexit demands in order to resolve the vexed issue of the Irish border and clear the path to a deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

The fix opens the possibility that Britain would end up bound indefinitely to the European Union’s customs rules. While that’s something that the EU and many businesses want, it risks detonating a crisis in May’s government that could even bring her down.