Northern Irish DUP says wants Brexit consensus, sees ways forward

27 Janvier, 2019, 05:43 | Auteur: Auguste Feret

"We would ostensibly have to have a hard border there", Stride said of a no-deal scenario.

The Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Friday it wanted to reach consensus on a deal that worked for the European Union and United Kingdom and that it saw paths to avoid the border backstop.

"The Taoiseach has consistently ruled out a border poll on Irish unity. Mr Varadkar knows full well the connotations of such statements and he knows it's nonsense".

Mr Varadkar said: "They don't exist and nobody has been able to show them to me". Today he paints a doomsday scenario of a return of soldiers to the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit. "That's just not a serious position".

Speaking to Ian Payne, Tory MP Dominic Grieve said that it was "quite clear" that MPs do not support leaving with no-deal and instead would be prepared to stop Brexit if they had to decide between the two. "We're the ones already giving".

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He added that Brexiteers who were against the backstop, but also claimed that they were against a hard border, were being contradictory.

BBC presenter John Humphrys is coming under fire for suggesting to an Irish politician that Ireland should quit the European Union and join the UK.

"But the reality is that this isn't about breaking down the border, this is about reminding people not to impose a border".

"Why would we give up a legal guarantee and something we know will work in practice for a promise to sort it out later, or a promise to invent technologies?"

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