DUP Refuses To Back Brexit Deal Struck By EU And UK

The EU and Boris Johnson have agreed a Brexit deal, but the DUP insists it won’t back it.

The breakthrough came this morning after final arrangements on customs, consent for Northern Ireland and VAT were made.

It still needs approval from the House of Commons, with Boris Johnson labelling it a “great deal”.


However, this deal does solve many of the sticking points of the last few weeks.

Northern Ireland would stay in the UK customs union but would collect tariffs on behalf of the EU to protect the single market.

Stormont would also have a single majority vote four years after the transition period to keep the arrangements.

And issues around VAT have been sorted

Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan has been sharing her reaction to the deal with Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill.