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UK News Ireland says David Davis is speaking 'nonsense' as row over Brexit border escalates

21:21  10 april  2018
21:21  10 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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LONDON — Ireland ’s deputy prime minister has called Brexit secretary David Davis ’s inflammatory claim that Sinn Fein has influenced the Dublin government in Brexit talks “ nonsense ,” as the row over the Irish border continued to escalate on Monday.

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  • Simon Coveney also referenced the fact that Davis has failed to visit Ireland once since he was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016.
  • "Perhaps it would be helpful if David came to Dublin and we could talk about Irish politics and how it works here," Coveney said.

LONDON — Ireland's deputy prime minister has called Brexit secretary David Davis's inflammatory claim that Sinn Fein has influenced the Dublin government in Brexit talks "nonsense," as the row over the Irish border continued to escalate on Monday.

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LONDON – Ireland ’s deputy prime minister has called Brexit secretary David Davis ’s inflammatory claim that Sinn Fein has influenced the Dublin government in Brexit talks “ nonsense ,” as the row over the Irish border continued to escalate on Monday.

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Davis told a conference on Monday that Leo Varadkar's government has "quite a strong influence from Sinn Fein" in the context of Brexit negotiations, according to a Times report.

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Irish deputy prime minister Simon Coveney said in an interview with RTE Radio on Tuesday that Davis' comments were "way off the mark."

"The idea that the Irish government has its approach to Brexit influenced or dictated by Sinn Fein is a nonsense," he said.

Coveney also referenced the fact that Davis has failed to visit Ireland once since he was appointed Brexit secretary in 2016.

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Ireland 's deputy prime minister has called David Davis 's inflammatory claim that republican party Sinn Fein has influenced the Dublin government in Brexit talks " nonsense " as the Irish border row continues to escalate .

David Davis has said there is "no difference" between him, the chancellor and prime minister following a Tory row over the terms of a Brexit transition.

"Perhaps it would be helpful if David came to Dublin and we could talk about Irish politics and how it works here," he said.

The republican Sinn Fein party supports the unification of the island of Ireland, and backed Remain in the EU referendum in June 2016.

Finding a solution to avoid a border emerging in Ireland has become the most significant sticking-point in Brexit negotiations.

Peace between north and south Ireland — which is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement — could be endangered if physical infrastructure and customs checks emerge between the two countries once Northern Ireland leaves the EU along with the rest of the UK.

Theresa May's government is yet to propose a solution which will avoid a border in the event of a hard Brexit.


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