Nigel Dodds

Northern Ireland must stay in a “full UK customs union” after Brexit, the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) replacement leader Nigel Dodds has actually stated.

His remark came as UK and also EU authorities held what were called “intense” talks in a quote to protect a brand-new offer.

Neither side has actually provided information regarding the commonalities that has actually apparently been discovered on the Irish boundary concern.

Mr Dodds stated: “There is a great deal of things originating from Brussels, pressed by the Europeans in the last hrs.

“One thing is sure – Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union and Boris Johnson knows it very well,” he informed the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Negotiations in between the UK and also the EU are participating at the EU Commission in Brussels and also are anticipated to advance Sunday.

A top of European leaders results from occur following Thursday and also Friday is viewed as the last opportunity to concur a bargain prior to 31 October – the day the UK results from leave the EU.

Plans by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prevent worries regarding difficult approach the island of Ireland after Brexit were criticised by EU leaders at the recently.

But he held talks with Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar on Thursday, with both leaders claiming they can “see a pathway to a possible deal”.

Since after that, European Council President Donald Tusk has actually recommended there was just the least opportunity of an arrangement.