DUP leaders have said this morning they “could not support” Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan as the prime minister heads to Brussels for what could be the UK’s final EU summit.
Talks between UK and EU negotiators look set to go down to the wire as the leaders of the 28 member states shortly meet.
But early this morning, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds, leaders of Northern Ireland’s DUP which props up Mr Johnson’s government, announced they could not fully support the plan.
In a statement, they said: “We have been involved in ongoing discussions with the government. As things stand, we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues, and there is a lack of clarity on VAT.”We will continue to work with the government to try and get a sensible deal that works for Northern Ireland and protects the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom.”
With the announcement the £ dropped once again after doing well in recent weeks.