Back­stop be­longs in the bin

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

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.

WARN­ING John­son

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