The EU tells Theresa May her Brexit border plan isn't good enough to secure a deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON — European leaders have warned Theresa May that her new proposal for avoiding a hard border with Ireland would be unacceptable in its current form, potentially scuppering any Brexit deal.

The prime minister is set to say to the European Union that Britain is prepared to stay fully aligned with the customs union for a “time-limited”

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