DUP leader says Johnson confirmed rejection of Ireland-only backstop
No split with the DUP
- PM confirmed rejection of Northern Ireland-only backstop in a meeting today
- Confirmed commitment to securing deal that works for whole of UK and Ireland
- Any deal which cannot command cross-community Northern Ireland support is doomed to failure
There was some chatter about a rift earlier today but the comments from the DUP suggest they're on the same page. Ultimately, all sides are going to have to bend for a deal but the Irish border problem is a true conundrum.