07 October 2019
DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson said,
DUP Parliamentary Spokesman on Education, Treasury and the Department of Work & Pensions.
“It seems the ‘not an inch’ approach in Dublin will lead to no deal. How times have changed. Its now a case of ‘Dublin Says No’.
The DUP has worked with the Prime Minister to place a reasonable proposal on the table. It may not be perfect but it’s a fair deal. It recognises our unique situation and respects the referendum result.
Under the Prime Minister’s proposals, we would leave the EU Customs Union and Single Market alongside the rest of the United Kingdom. As per paragraph 50 of the Joint Report and our 2017 manifesto, if Northern Ireland was to opt to follow single market rules it would be time limited and subject to the consent of unionists and nationalists.
Many of those who criticise the Prime Minister’s proposals either want no Brexit or else no deal. The DUP wants a sensible deal which works for every part of the United Kingdom as well as our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland.
In every negotiation there must be give and take. The Irish Prime Minister must realise that we will not support Northern Ireland being held to ransom by either Dublin or Brussels.
If he wants to secure a deal, its time for him to stop saying no.”