"It is not a border but you have got to check the goods to protect consumers and protect businesses".
She said Mrs May rejected the accusations from Ms McDonald.
British MP and leading Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg.
"There are some elements which do seem to contradict the guidelines of the European Union", said Barnier, insisting that the bloc will not waver on essential principles like the unity of the single market.
"People who have said the number 40 are not out by a fraction when they come to consider the number of Members who don't like this deal on these benches and are willing to vote in line with this dislike, they are out by a factor, not a fraction".
"It is a total embarrassment that our prime minister is leading us off of a hard Brexit cliff edge by virtue signalling to hard line Brexiteers who would love nothing more than negotiations to fail and the United Kingdom to crash out of the single market with no deal".
"The only thing that could replace this current form of a backstop is, No. 1 something which is better; No. 2 something which is agreed and No. 3 something that would be legally operable", Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told RTE radio.
Instead, May said the European Union must engage with her Brexit "white paper" policy document released earlier this month, which proposes negotiating the closest possible links for trade in goods to protect businesses and to fulfil a commitment to avoid having infrastructure on the border.
He also insisted that the responsibility for resolving any outstanding issues rested with the British, since they were the ones who made a decision to leave - and that they would have to be resolved probably by December, as the process of ratifying any withdrawal agreement in the European Council, European Parliament, and British Parliament would not allow for negotiations to carry on to March 2019, when Brexit is supposed to happen - on paper, at least.
"But it's probably also right to say that as a matter of global law there is a divorce bill to be paid even if we don't have a future relationship".
During the week, the House of Commons passed a motion that would prevent Northern Ireland agreeing to have separate custom arrangements to the rest of the UK.
The EU executive's Communication, which follows a request by the European Council (Article 50) last month to intensify preparedness at all levels and for all outcomes, calls on Member States, and private parties, to step up their preparations.
However, during her visit to Belfast, Mrs May will reiterate that a hard border is not acceptable. There is a long way to go before Brexit is solved, so a long holiday for British politics is the last thing the United Kingdom needs.
Mr Donohoe also said he believes that Mrs May's commitment to an open border is genuine and honest.
"Regarding the future economic partnership, the white paper (blueprint) raises three sets of questions", Barnier told journalists at a press conference in Brussels after his meeting with the bloc's ministers.
"With serious issues yet to be resolved, not least at the border of Northern Ireland, the prospect of a catastrophic no-deal Brexit is becoming more concrete by the day".
While some might have been surprised to see the 14-time major victor at the top of the leaderboard again, Spieth was not. Instead of pitching out and playing for par, he went ultra-aggressive and took a massive hack with a pitching wedge.
Liverpool last week completed the signing of Alisson from Roma for £65 million - the highest ever transfer fee for a goalkeeper. For all their exciting wingers, and there are many of them, Dortmund are lacking that killer touch in front of goal.
Among the dead was a primary school boy who collapsed after a field trip to a park 20 minutes' walk from his school. And people have been warned to brace for more scorching weather that threatens to last until the end of the month.
Les Jets ont maintenant 48 heures pour accepter ces termes ou les refuser, faisant de Trouba un joueur autonome sans compensation. L'arrière de 6 pi 3 po a été un choix de premier tour (neuvième au total) des Jets au repêchage de 2012.
Tommy Fleetwood , he of the shoulder length mop and blazing eyes, lit up Angus with the kind of golf that transforms landscapes. That Fleetwood hadn't even considered shooting such a low score was, he says, "an indication of how good it was".
Alors qu'il s'épanouit loin des médias tout au long de l'année, ces derniers mois ont été chargés pour le prince George. Pour l'occasion, le Palais de Kensington a publié une nouvelle photo du bambin arborant un incroyable sourire.
Musk, 47, defended himself on Saturday in a series of tweets by denying that he's a top donor to the GOP or any political party. Tesla , CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday night to dispute rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders.
The German, locked in a yo-yo duel with Hamilton to be the first to claim a fifth title, was leading when he slid off in the rain. He was forced out of qualifying after a hydraulics failure, and could only watch as Sebastian Vettel took pole; he started 14th.
Depuis l'an dernier, il se retrouve aussi souvent sur les tabloïds en raison de sa liaison avec la top model Naomi Campbell. Selon Morgan Stanley, Jeep devrait d'ailleurs représenter à lui seul près de 70% des profits de FCA cette année.
Fusillade à Toronto: deux morts et 13 blessés
Quatorze personnes ont été touchées lors d'une fusillade hier soir à Toronto , la métropole économique canadienne . Pour le maire, la fusillade de dimanche soir témoigne du fait que sa ville a "un problème d'armes à feu".
St Louis Uber driver live-streamed hundreds of passengers
Gargac himself often commented on his passengers before they got in the auto and again after he had dropped them off. Regardless of the legal connotations, both Uber and Lyft have now suspended Gargac from operating as a driver.
Thor to DL with hand, foot & mouth disease
Syndergaard last pitched on Friday against the New York Yankees, going five innings with four strikeouts while earning the win. Syndergaard is only expected to miss one start, even though his name has been mentioned in trade rumors.
Ease abortion laws, urge 170 politicians
Abortions are prohibited there even in cases of rape and when the fetus is judged by experts to have a fatal abnormality. It's been claimed an average of 28 women a week travel from Northern Ireland to England for an abortion.