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Irish backstop in PM May's Brexit deal is 'toxic', says DUP's Foster


Devdiscourse News Desk United Kingdom
Updated: 05-02-2019 16:42 IST
Irish backstop in PM May's Brexit deal is 'toxic', says DUP's Foster

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The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government said the Irish backstop in her Brexit deal was toxic but she could back the agreement if it was replaced.

"We will be reiterating our opposition to the current backstop and the fact that parliament has now backed that position means she has a clear mandate to go back to Brussels," Arlene Foster, who will meet May in Belfast, told BBC radio.

"Parliament's mandate is to replace the backstop, the current backstop ... is toxic to those of us living in Northern Ireland. If the backstop is dealt with in the Withdrawal Agreement ... we will support the prime minister. I don't want to see a no-deal scenario."

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom

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