DUP de­mands May stands up to EU on bor­der

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THERESA May has been warned by the DUP not to cave into EU de­mands over the Ir­ish bor­der.

Chan­cel­lor Philip Ham­mond had sug­gested the Brexit back­stop to keep it open could be im­ple­mented, for a pe­riod of time.

But the DUP’s Sammy Wil­son said there would be “con­se­quences” for Mrs May if she walked away from her prom­ise to pro­tect the Union.

He told her: “You are be­ing torn at the mo­ment be­tween what we be­lieve are your gut in­stincts and your sound prin­ci­ples on the Union and at the same time the bul­ly­ing, threat­en­ing be­hav­iour of the EU.

“Go with your prin­ci­ples and show the EU ne­go­tia­tors the door.” Mrs May in­sisted she would never agree a deal with the EU which “traps” the UK in a cus­toms union.

But that failed to ease con­cerns among Leave min­is­ters with spec­u­la­tion grow­ing some could quit. It came as the Govern­ment re­leased its lat­est batch of doc­u­ments re­veal­ing sce­nar­ios in the event of a no-deal. Eurostar ser­vices could be “sev­ered”, there may be bor­der de­lays and Brits could be banned from us­ing Net­flix or Spo­tify in the EU, the pa­pers warn.

For­mer Trans­port Sec­re­tary An­drew Ado­nis warned: “Brexit will bring about travel chaos.”

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