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Brexit: PM's 'Total Betrayal' Amid DUP Anger At 'Backstop To The Backstop' Plan

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:26 am
by Pete
Brexit: PM's 'total betrayal' amid DUP anger at 'backstop to the backstop' plan

A leaked letter reveals the EU is still chasing a Northern Ireland-only solution to the Irish border issue within a Brexit deal.

By Greg Heffer, political reporter

A senior DUP MP has accused Theresa May of a "total betrayal" amid suggestions a plan for a customs border down the Irish Sea could yet be included in a Brexit divorce deal.

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson attacked the prime minister following the emergence of leaked letter from Mrs May to DUP leader Arlene Foster and her deputy Nigel Dodds.

In extracts published by The Times, the prime minister's letter refers to EU demands for the proposed Brexit backstop arrangement to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

This would apply if a future EU-UK trade relationship failed to avert a hardening of the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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