20 September 2018
DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds MP said,
DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs
“Salzburg represents more evidence of the unreasonable and inflexible approach of the EU to negotiations.
The U.K. government must demonstrate a resolute determination not to be bullied.
The DUP is focused on ensuring the preservation of the political, constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom. That is the absolute priority for us.
Amid some speculation coming out of Salzburg about border issues, people need to remember that the December Joint Report, which is the basis for the so called backstop through Article 49, also contained an explicit commitment in Article 50.
Article 50 explicitly states that the United Kingdom will ensure that no new regulatory barriers develop between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
The DUP continues to engage with the Government regularly and intensely at all levels to hold the Government to its commitments and to deliver the best deal for Northern Ireland and the U.K. as a whole.”