Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


FEISTY FOSTER: Arlene Hits Back at ‘CRAZY’ EU after Merkel’Customs Union’ claims

ARLENE Foster has told the EU that any demand to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union after Brexit would be “beyond crazy”, 

The DUP leader was reacting to reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a deal would only be possible if Northern Ireland remained in the same customs regime as the Irish Republic.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Ms Foster claimed the EU was not interested in a negotiated outcome.

“The comments from the German Chancellor to the Prime Minister that Northern Ireland must remain in the EU Customs Union forever now reveal the real objective of Dublin and the European Union,” she said.

“For the United Kingdom to be asked to leave a part of its sovereign territory in a foreign organisation of which the UK would no longer be a part and over which we would have no say whatsoever is beyond crazy. No UK Government could ever concede such a surrender

“The EU is not interested in a negotiated outcome at this time. 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Their position is the UK can only leave with a deal if it agrees a binding piece of international law permanently tying either the whole country or a part of it to the EU’s legal order over which it has no control.

“The true purpose of the ‘backstop’ is now in the open for all to see. Those who eagerly supported the backstop as the best of both worlds can now see the error of that assessment.

“It was neither temporary nor an insurance policy.”

The DUP leader added: “The Prime Minister’s proposals have flushed out Dublin’s real intentions to trap Northern Ireland in the EU Customs Union forever, where Dublin rather than the United Kingdom’s elected representatives would be in the driving seat.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We will not accept any such ultimatum or outcome.”

More follows. 

Additional Reporting By PA 

Leave your vote

51 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 81

Upvotes: 66

Upvotes percentage: 81.481481%

Downvotes: 15

Downvotes percentage: 18.518519%



DEPUTY Tory Party enforcer has found himself on the wrong side of the whips office, after drunkenly groping two men. The Sun revealed Chris...


BRITAIN’S new Bill of Rights will not include ‘the right to an abortion’ as a human right in a win for UK pro-lifers. Deputy...


STEVE Bray – the annoying anti-Brexit and anti-Conservative protester has been silenced after Met Police seized his amplifiers in Parliament Square in Westminster. If...


A PLAN by Boris Johnson to solve the global food crisis has been blocked by Joe Biden and Canada. The plan – that would...




Hey there!

Forgot password?

Forgot your password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.


Processing files…