“No Surrender” – Arlene Foster states DUP will oppose any Brexit deal that “traps” the North inside the EU’s custom union – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

“No Surrender” – Arlene Foster states DUP will oppose any Brexit deal that “traps” the North inside the EU’s custom union




The DUP has warned that it will oppose any Brexit deal which keep Northern Ireland within the Common Trade Area when Britain departs it.

The warning comes amidst increasing signals that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has softened his stance on a potential backstop designed to prevent customs checks on the island of Ireland.

DUP party leader Arlene Foster refrained however, from criticising Prime Minister Johnson’s acknowledgement that must not be border checks on the island of Ireland but insisted that the North must not be trapped inside the EU’s single market or customs union.

Ms Foster said she would not hesitate to use the party’s “pivotal” influence at Westminster, with the DUP’s 10 MPs being in a supply and confidence agreement with Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, should the PM agree to a deal that would in any way separate the North from Britain.

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