Boris Johnson has just been handed a lifeline on Brexit

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

UK Times reports that the UK PM's coalition partners, norther Ireland's DUP have said they could accept some EU rules on Northern Ireland after Brexit 

  • The Times understands that. for the first time, the party has said that it would accept Northern Ireland abiding by some European Union rules after Brexit as part of a new deal to replace the Irish backstop. 
  • Significantly, the DUP has also said privately that it would drop its objection to regulatory checks in the Irish Sea
This could well offer BJ a way out. It means no need for a hard border in Ireland, a key sticking point in negotiations. 

If BJ likes this, this could be the game changer for Brexit - a way to resolve the impasse. 

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