Backstop belongs in the bin
Boris Johnson joined with senior Democratic Unionists to demand the scrapping of the backstop that would see Northern Ireland operating under different rules to the rest of the UK after Brexit.
The former foreign secretary, who was guest speaker at the annual DUP conference in Belfast, also said the Tories must do more to protect their agreement with the hardliners.
Johnson said: “Unless we junk this backstop, we will find that Brussels has got us exactly where they want us – a satellite state.”
DUP leader Arlene Foster said the party would revisit their deal to support the Tories at Westminster if Theresa May’s Brexit agreement is voted through Parliament.