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October 4, 2018

Tensions soar as UK-Brussels negotiators meet in bid to avoid “no deal” Brexit

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The UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited the border between the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Thursday amid speculation that Brexit negotiations are in jeopardy the UK’s Daily Mail reports.

The UK outlet went on to point out that the tensions around the issue of the border in the Brexit negotiations are growing increasingly worrying with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar seemingly threatening to block UK bound planes from flying over Irish airspace.

“If they want their planes to fly over our skies, they would need to take that into account. You can’t have your cake and eat it. You can’t take back your waters and then expect to take back other people’s sky.” The Taoiseach is reported to have said in relation to British negotiators differences with their EU counterparts in relation to the country’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.

Meanwhile, RTE has reported that Sinn Fein’s Vice President, Michelle O’Neill, has called the UK Prime Minister’s visit to the border “too little, too late”.

As tensions escalate the EU, UK and Ireland have stepped up plans for a “no deal” Brexit as Britain’s chief negotiator and new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, meets with top EU officials in Brussels to attempt to hammer out an agreement, reports the Express.

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