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06/12/2017

Brexit: No Return To A 'Hard Border' Between NI And Republic

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK Government is committed to ensuring there is no return to a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Speaking in the House of Commons she said "very good progress" was being made in the Brexit negotiations.
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She said: "We will do that while we respect the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom and while we respect the internal market and protect the internal market of the United Kingdom.

"That is the point of the second phase of the negotiations, because we aim to deliver this as part of our overall trade deal with the European Union and we can only talk about that when we get into phase two."

On Monday, 04 December, DUP Leader Arlene Foster said the party "will not accept any form of regulatory divergence" which separates Northern Ireland from the UK post-Brexit.

(CD/MH)

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