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DUP: Northern Ireland must leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

Brexit negotiations continue to drag on.

by Westmonster
December 4, 2017

DUP Leader Arlene Foster has said Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the UK.

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She said: “Northern Ireland must leave the EU on the same terms as the rest of the UK. We will not accept any terms that separate Northern Ireland economically or politically from the UK.

“We do want to see a sensible Brexit, where the common travel area is continued.

“The Republic of Ireland government are trying to change terms of Belfast agreement without our input or consent, and we will not stand for that.”

This could be big for Brexit – the DUP is propping up the Tory government for a start. SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has already called for Scotland to retain regulatory alignment with the EU if Northern Ireland ends up doing that.

The British government must stand firm in negotiations with Brussels.