Johnson 'rejected NI-only backstop' in meeting - DUP

Johnson 'rejected NI-only backstop' in meeting - DUP

Johnson 'rejected NI-only backstop' in meeting - DUP

Responding to the story a DUP spokesman told the Belfast Telegraph there will be "all sorts of speculation and briefings".

"We want the referendum result implemented".

The sea border idea is reported to expand upon the current health checks on livestock that are already made for sea crossing.

The prime minister, its reported, also discussed the so-called "Stormont lock" idea giving the Northern Ireland Assembly a veto over changes in arrangements should NI remain in part aligned with European Union rules after the UK's departure.

"The Prime Minister rejected a Northern Ireland only backstop in a letter to Donald Tusk on 19 August", said Arlene Foster.

"We will continue to work with the Government and will also use any discussions with the Taoiseach to encourage efforts towards a sensible deal".

"History teaches us that any deal relating to Northern Ireland which can not command cross community support is doomed to failure".

People born in Northern Ireland remain British citizens according to the law even if they identify as Irish, a court has heard.


"In the context of Northern Ireland, when one is interpreting any piece of legislation one must look at the Belfast Agreement and the provisions of it, and interpret the legislation in a way which is consistent with it", he added.

"To secure a sensible deal which respects the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will require pragmatic discussions on all sides".

Mrs Foster also said that Boris Johnson has previously ruled out the option of having the backstop applying only to Northern Ireland.

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