Irish PM says European Union would insist on hard border without Brexit deal

Syndicate Post image

He added: "We must be clear on the fact that a no-deal outcome would be disastrous for Northern Ireland, particularly for the agri-food sector".

Varadkar comments come after May's draft Brexit deal with the European Union recieved support of senior ministers earlier this week, and it is to be finalised and submitted to Parliament.

She will tell this morning's meeting the agreement is good for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland; it prevents a hard border, upholds the Good Friday Agreement, and maintains the constitutional and economic integrity of the UK.

Brexiteers have achieved the opposite of what they campaigned for, says Maajid, after the draft Withdrawal Agreement sets out the possibility of creating a customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has praised Theresa May for "honouring her promise" to avoid a hard border in Ireland post-Brexit.

"Also the United Kingdom having left the European Union would seek to join the World Trade Organisation".

Brexit meeting in Dublin
The Ulster Unionists and the DUP are not participating in the talks

"None of them solve the Irish border question".

"Surely we have learned lessons from the past that that is not something that would ever be in the interests of people north and south on this island", Coveney told reporters at his Fine Gael party's annual conference.

As a result of the uncertainty the Irish stock market dropped more than any other main exchange in Western Europe, with Ireland's economy most exposed to the fallout from a no deal Brexit.

He said if it looked as though Britain were heading towards a no-deal departure from the European Union then direct discussions on how to avoid a hard border would be required.

Varadkar said he did not see any scope for renegotiating it unless the British government delayed its exit beyond March 29, something it has repeatedly ruled out.

And while there is widespread opposition to May's Brexit withdrawal deal now, that could ease "as reality kicks in, as the precipice approaches", Varadkar said. "I think in a no-deal scenario it would be very hard to avoid a hard border".

Related News:



Most liked

Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas
And while he used to be an elite coach at an elite program, he hasn't been on the sideline since LSU fired him in September 2016. The Jayhawks' current head coach, David Beaty, will be relieved of his duties when the teams' season ends on November 23.

Airline to introduce new breath test over drunk pilot
Twelve flights were delayed as a result, with the remaining seven operating on time because alternative crew members were found. The new measures also come after a series of Japan Airlines flights were delayed due to intoxicated pilots.

Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early polls
After Lieberman's withdrawal, Netanyahu's government was left clinging to a one-seat majority in the 120-seat parliament. On Wednesday, Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman resigned over a ceasefire deal with Gaza.

Pfizer to hike prices of 41 prescription drugs next year
Pfizer rolled back a price hike over the summer, in response to pressure and criticism from President Trump. It was not immediately clear whether other drugmakers plan to follow suit.

Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith carted off field after gruesome injury
Smith was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. As Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer.

Journalist criticised for 'sexist' Ocasio-Cortez tweet
Despite having $7,000 saved , she can not afford to live in the expensive DC area until she receives her salary from Congress. Scarry's tweet was nearly immediately criticized, causing many, even Dictionary.com to chime in.

What you need to know about the new 'Super Earth'
Is this planet really, though? "However, we must remain cautious and collect more data to nail the case in the future". The data included Barnard's star's radial velocity and relative speed toward and away from Earth.

Jeff Bezos to employees: "Amazon is not too big to fail"
" Amazon is not too big to fail", Bezos said, in a recording of the meeting acquired by CNBC . Amazon turned 24 in July of this year.

Bitcoin price (BTC/USD) hits new 2018 low amid market-wide crypto crash
They are running away from both the BTC and BCH markets , fearing slowdown that may ponder upon their holdings in near-term. The software upgrade has split the original BCH blockchain into two networks, tentatively called BCHABC and BCHSV.

CIA blames Saudi prince for journalist's murder
Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States, was a columnist for the Post and often criticized the royal family. The United States on Thursday slapped economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the Khashoggi murder.

UK opposition united against European Union divorce deal
Businesses, which fear the turmoil that could follow a disorderly Brexit, have largely welcomed the withdrawal deal. She appealed directly to voters Friday by answering questions on a radio call-in show.

Manchester United Eye Up Earth-Shattering Move For David De Gea Replacement
The English goalkeeper has been impressive at Everton this season, having arrived at Goodinson Park in 2017 from Sunderland. Added to that is Pickford's impressive resilience under pressure in the World Cup in Russian Federation last summer.

Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba chat at Salt Bae's restaurant in Dubai
The tune includes the line "He stopped Leo Messi " in response to France 4-3 victory against Argentina in the round of 16. France will look to make up for their loss in their next Nations League clash against Uruguay on November 21.

Netanyahu's far-right party quashes early election rumours
There has always been speculation that Netanyahu would call a general election before its scheduled date of November 2019. He later backed off and said he was committed to "responsible, reasonable policy".

Macau F3 World cup Crash involving Sophia Floersch stuns Motorsport world
The vehicle hit an area populated with photographers and race marshals and four others were sent to hospital with Floersch. She then lost control of her damaged auto and was launched over the kerbs and another competitor's vehicle.