DUP leader says Johnson confirmed rejection of Ireland-only backstop

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

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.

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