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Irish border issue: PM rejects ‘unworkable’ EU plan, says hard border ‘inconceivable’

by Purvai Dua
20th Jul 18 1:13 pm

Theresa May told EU today to abandon its stance and “evolve its position” to include a guarantee there would be no border in the Irish Sea in the event of no deal.

In a speech in Belfast today, May said that a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic once Britain leaves the bloc would be “almost inconceivable”, but dismissed the EU’s current plan as “unworkable.”

Instead, May said the EU must respond to the ‘white paper’ on Brexit, released earlier this month, as it offers a viable solution that honours the Belfast Agreement, delivers on the referendum and is good for the UK economy.

May also said: ‘I am passionate about that brighter future and the possibilities that are within our grasp.

‘As I said on the day I launched my campaign to become leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party: ‘the process of withdrawal will be complex, and it will require hard work, serious work, and detailed work. The Government has done that work.

‘The White Paper is our plan for the future. It is the way to the stronger and brighter tomorrow that I know awaits the whole United Kingdom.’

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