‘UK as a WHOLE needs to take back control’ Boris says no to bespoke Northern Ireland deal


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Boris Johnson said there should be no intimate Brexit deal for Northern Ireland

The Foreign Secretary said break-up terms with the EU must be “consistent” across the whole of Britain. 

His say discusses come after Theresa May’s Northern Irish allies the Democratic Unionist Confederation (DUP) rejected any deal which would distance the region from the UK.

Speak to to reporters after a speech on counter terrorism today, Mr Johnson disclosed: “Whatever way we devise for getting onto the body of the talks, it’s got to be consistent with the uninjured of the United Kingdom taking back control of our laws, of our borders and of our scratch.”

The Government is reportedly prepared to offer the EU up to €50billion to settle the UK’s pecuniary obligations.

it’s got to be consistent with the whole of the UK entrancing back control of our laws, of our borders and of our cash

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And Mr Johnson, when invited if he could understand why people who voted for Brexit might feel hoodwinked by Britain paying large sums of money to the EU, said the question was «fully right».

The figurehead Leave campaigner has previously said Brussels could “go whistle” at an end demands for huge sums for the divorce bill.

But he has since conceded the UK choice pay an exit settlement, arguing tens of billions will be money manifestly spent if helps “get the ship off the rocks” and move Brexit negotiations leading.

Meanwhile, EU bosses have set the Prime Minister a deadline of midnight Sunday to lay hold of up with a workable deal for key divorce issues.

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Mr Johnson said the Brexit break-up terms should be the same for the whole of the UK

The PM and her team appeared to be on the cusp of securing a trade on Monday, but her plans were torpedoed after a furious response from the DUP.

Unionist chiefs, after learning Mrs May was planning on offering “regulatory alignment” with Northern Ireland and the Republic, garbaged to agree to the deal. 

Mrs May spoke with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mrs Bring up yesterday, but does not appear to have made any concrete progress, with Westminster, Dublin and Stormont littering to back down on their demands.

But a senior Irish official hinted tonight a deal was “very close” and could be wrapped up in a matter of “hours”.

The stiff told a British Irish Chamber of Commerce event in Brussels: «It is working quite quickly at the moment. Negotiations are continuing.

«I think we are going to labour over the next couple of hours with the UK government to close this off.

“I say hours because I ponder we are very close.»

However the Press Association has quoted a Government provenance as saying: “We’re not there yet.»

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