Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces backlash from within Cabinet

Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces backlash from within Cabinet

Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces backlash from within Cabinet

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Margaritis Schinas said: "We are not there yet".

"Brussels wants Northern Ireland to have access to the EU single market and trade within the rules set by the EU under the European Courts of Justice".

EU leaders are due to meet for dinner in Brussels next Wednesday and hope to agree a withdrawal treaty with Britain that Barnier said was 80-85 per cent ready but on which obstacles remain, notably on how to keep the new EU-UK land border with Northern Ireland from reviving conflict in the British province.

Why would a Unionist politician want to bring down a Conservative and Unionist government, lose the influence it has on that administration and risk the extra funding for Northern Ireland that the DUP received in exchange for agreeing to support the Tory minority government?

The best of both worlds narrative is part of a fresh offensive by the European Union to try to avert a no deal by appealing directly to the hearts and minds of Northern Ireland interests.

Asked if there was concern about the DUP's threats to withdraw its support, the Prime Minister responded saying "the DUP will do what the DUP will do". Many of her cabinet colleagues have assured me of their unionism.

"Therefore, they could not in good conscience recommend a deal which places a trade barrier on United Kingdom businesses".

The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC), which was also at the meeting, said the deal on the table was uniquely beneficial to Northern Ireland's economy, which would suffer disproportionately from Brexit.

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Negotiations between the two sides have focused on the proposals for a so-called "backstop" to ensure that there is no return to a "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Britain has left the bloc.

As for the deadlock over the issue of the Irish border, Mrs Clinton said the solution required the protection of the Good Friday Agreement.

"What de-dramatisation tries to do is to recognise the nature and type of trade that happens between GB and NI, and to find ways of minimising any checks and controls that would need to be put on that trade", one source told RTÉ.

"Most of the trade between north and south is by small traders, 98% of firms in Northern Ireland employ fewer than 20 people, 95% employ fewer than 10 people".

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EU Brexit pointman Michel Barnier and Martin Selmayr, the powerful head of the EU Commission's bureaucracy, briefed commissioners on progress just a week before the October 18 meeting that has been dubbed a "moment of truth".

These included allowing companies in Britain to fill in their customs declarations in advance online when shipping to Northern Ireland. "In particular, continued access to the single market for goods, and continued benefits from European Union free trade agreements".

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