EU plan to avoid hard Irish border 'unacceptable'

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"The draft European Union legal text was not a faithful or indeed fair legal interpretation of the joint report from December", Foster told journalists following the Barnier meeting adding that she was ready to explore "imaginative and flexible solutions", in the coming months.

Following the meeting party leader Mary Lou McDonald said Mr Barnier "clearly understands the challenges that Brexit presents to the Good Friday Agreement". May had repeatedly stated there would be no hard border on the Irish island after Brexit.

May proposed that the United Kingdom could remain part of European Union agencies that regulate the medicine, chemicals and aviation industries to keep close to the bloc after Brexit in areas where it suits the United Kingdom economy. The only way to avoid this post-Brexit is for regulations on both sides to remain more or less the same in key areas including food, animal welfare, medicines and product safety.

Speaking after the meeting, Mrs Foster said it had been a "constructive meeting" and that there were "sensible solutions to the border question".

Thank you for your feedback. "It would be an economic catastrophe if we allowed a border between ourselves and the rest of the U.K".




Foster, whose party's eight MPs give the prime minister a working majority in parliament, said she had put in clear terms to Barnier the strength of feeling in her party in opposition to such a development. "The December agreement needs to be translated fully and not some elements of it dismissed in order to fulfil one particular outcome".

Describing her talk with Mr Barnier as "good and very open", she insisted the text has "omissions in it" and said it "also overreaches in other areas".

The proposal caused an uproar in the U.K. and in Northern Ireland, with Brexiteers arguing that it would break the regulatory unity of the U.K. May said that no British prime minister could agree to it.

"There are three options in relation to future relations, this [legal text] has only reflected the third of those options, it doesn't reflect the first and second". The European Union's skewed interpretation of "Option C", paragraph 49 of the phase 1 agreement represented one of the most audacious examples of EU encroachment and interference - the very thing many in the United Kingdom disliked and rejected during the EU referendum.

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