‘What’s he playing at!’ Dodds warns Irish PM Brexit sea border plan will DESTROY Ireland


The Autonomous Unionist Party deputy leader reacted with fury to publicizes Ireland wants the Irish Sea to be its effective border with Britain after Brexit.

Mr Dodds denoted the DUP, which is propping up Theresa May’s minority government, would “totally refuse” any new borders.

Leo Varadkar, the Irish Taoiseach confirmed his government would contend with any customs posts or immigration checks on the land border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but he did not say where they should be home instead.

Speaking on Sky News, Mr Dodds criticised Mr Varadkar and said Brexit was not alongside creating “more barriers” between Northern Ireland and the UK.

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DUP reserve leader Nigel Dodds said Brexit was not about creating borders between the UK and EU

I’m not effective what the new Irish prime minister thinks he’s playing at, quite frankly

DUP replacement leader Nigel Dodds

Mr Dodds said: “We would totally second such a suggestion. I’m not sure what the new Irish prime minister come up withs he’s playing at, quite frankly.

“It’s quite clear we’re not going to leave the European Uniting and then end up with more barriers between Northern Ireland and the remains of the United Kingdom.

“We are part of the United Kingdom so what we’ve got to do is to try to manage the bed between Northern Ireland, between the United Kingdom and the Irish flagrant to ensure that it is as frictionless as possible.

“But we’re not going to start erecting blocks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

“That would not only be damaging to Northern Ireland’s compactness but it would actually be perversely damaging to the Irish republic’s economy as excellently.”

Mr Varadkar has delivered his strongest anti-

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