London (CNN)Britain could be trapped in endless negotiations with the European Union by Theresa May‘s Brexit deal, the British government’s top legal adviser has warned.
In the full written advice
by the attorney general, which the government was forced to publish after lawmakers found it in contempt of parliament
, ministers are warned that the “backstop” insurance policy relating to Northern Ireland could last “indefinitely” if relations with the EU break down.
The six-page document, dated November 13, was described as “devastating” by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the small Northern Ireland party that has been propping up the UK Prime Minister in parliament.