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US NewsDUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire

13:06  13 september  2019
13:06  13 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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to accept watered - down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up ' shadow ' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire . As well as Mrs Foster, DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson today gave a sharp response to claims the party is about to make a cilmbdown.

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The DUP today dismissed claims it is ready to accept a watered down backstop to get a Brexit deal.

Rumours have been swirling that Boris Johnson is preparing a new version of the 'insurance policy' for the Irish border.

DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rumours have been swirling that Boris Johnson (pictured in London yesterday) is preparing a new version of the 'insurance policy' for the Irish border Aides have been examining proposals for arrangements that would apply only to Northern Ireland, rather than aligning the whole UK with EU market rules.

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Arlene Foster has warned Boris Johnson the DUP will not accept any Brexit deal that splits the UK amid claims the PM could agree to a backstop that The idea of a Northern Ireland-only backstop was floated by the EU in February 2018 but it was rejected by Theresa May on the grounds it would

Boris Johnson flies to the continent today and is set on a collision course with EU leaders after they rejected his demand to scrap the Irish backstop . The paper said: "The Sun has learned that Mr Johnson is ready to propose a new bilateral deal between London and Dublin to act as a bridge until

However, DUP leader Arlene Foster has moved to quash the speculation, saying the 'UK must leave as one nation'.

'We are keen to see a sensible deal but not one that divides the internal market of the UK,' she said.

The latest manoeuvring came as the PM takes his 'shadow' election campaign on the road to Yorkshire - where he will vow to fire up the 'Northern Powerhouse' economic project.

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DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited DUP leader Arlene Foster (pictured at No10 with deputy Nigel Dodds earlier this week) has moved to quash the speculation, saying the 'UK must leave as one nation

But most of the focus is on his increasingly frantic efforts to find a way through the Brexit impasse, as he faces breaking his 'do or die' promise to get the UK out of the EU by October 31.

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That sets up a day of frenetic deal -making tomorrow, with No 10 fighting to win onside former Tory rebels, the DUP and Labour rebels. The dramatic intervention came as Mr Johnson insisted 'now is the moment to get Brexit done' after he signed off the blueprint, which deletes the hated Irish backstop .

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October 14: Unless it has already been recalled following the court battle, Parliament is due to return with the Queen's Speech - the day before Mr Johnson had hoped to hold a snap election.

October 17-18: A crunch EU summit in Brussels, where Mr Johnson has vowed he will try to get a Brexit deal despite Remainers 'wrecking' his negotiating position.

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Mr Johnson previously stated that he was seeking a 'backstop-ectomy', to remove the controversial provision from the Withdrawal Agreement altogether.

However, the task for the PM was made tougher after Parliament passed a law effectively banning No Deal at the end of October, and refused his call to trigger an early general election.

The latest blueprint being floated would not be the same as the previous Northern Ireland-only backstop floated by Brussels, which was dismissed by Theresa May as something no British PM could accept.

That would have involved the province staying within the EU's tax jurisdiction. DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured in Brussels yesterday) delivered a thinly-veiled rebuke to Mr Johnson, saying he had yet to see 'concrete proposals'

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Has the DUP thrown Boris Johnson a Brexit lifeline? Arlene Foster says her party COULD accept a time-limited Irish border backstop . The support of the DUP 's 10 MPs will be crucial if and when Mr Johnson brings a deal to the House of Commons for him to have any chance of it being agreed.

Downing Street said Boris Johnson had spoken to Jean-Claude Juncker this morning as part of the This is an ancient tradition and we are not ready to change it . If no legal text is ready to be It comes as Boris Johnson , the UK prime minister, struggles to win political backing for the accord from the

Instead, the idea is thought to be a much looser alignment of agricultural and food regulations with Ireland.

Mr Johnson insisted he is 'very hopeful' of a Brexit deal yesterday, saying the 'landing space' for an agreement was becoming clear.

However, the EU's chief negotiator swiped that he is still waiting for 'concrete, legally operational' ideas from the UK.

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DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire
DUP DENIES claims it is ready to accept watered-down Irish border backstop to get Brexit deal as Boris Johnson ramps up 'shadow' election campaign on visit to Yorkshire

And one of his advisers warned there was 'no reason for optimism'.

Downing Street sources played down the tough line from the EU side, branding it a 'negotiating tactic'.

As well as Mrs Foster, DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson today gave a sharp response to claims the party is about to make a cilmbdown.

'We will not accept a NI only backstop... It won't be a backstop by any other name either,' he told BBC Radio Ulster.

'We will not be accepting separate arrangements that cut us off from UK.

'The only different arrangements that we will accept for Northern Ireland are those where the Assembly has total scrutiny of any EU legislation, decides it's in the interests of Northern Ireland, and doesn't damage our relationship with the UK.

'In those situations we will consider adopting appropriate legislation if we believe it is to the advantage of industry in Northern Ireland.'

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