Barnier warns Brexit deal at risk over Irish border

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Series Details May 2018
Publication Date 01/05/2018
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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is on a two-day visit to Ireland. It comes amid increasing tension between the UK and EU on how to guarantee no hardening of the border. The EU, in support of Dublin, insists that there cannot be border controls between the two countries.

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party has launched a scathing attack on EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Arlene Foster, whose party are allied with Theresa May's Conservatives in the UK parliament, told the BBC that Barnier does not understand the issues facing her country and was "not an honest broker".

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has denied her claims that he has been "aggressive" towards Northern Ireland unionists in the Brexit talks.

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