Democratic Unionists threaten to torpedo Boris Johnson's make or break 11th-hour Brexit deal if Northern Ireland is not part of UK customs union, DUP's Nigel Dodds

  • Dup deputy leader Nigel Dodds warned Johnson's solution 'can not work'
  • Johnson has signed a contract with Northern Ireland in EU customs partnership
  • Rejection a Brexit deal three times

The Democratic Union Party has threatened to torpedo Boris Johnson's make-or-break Brexit deal Northern Ireland does not remain part of the UK customs union.

Nigel Dodds, the party's deputy leader, today warned that Johnson's eleventh-hour solution 'can not work'.

The DUP, which supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives at Westminster, wants to play a key role in deciding Britain's Great Britain.

According to EU diplomats, Johnson has proposed keeping Northern Ireland in a Customs Union.

This means the province would be in charge of customs and movement of goods between Northern Ireland and Britain.

Nigel Dodds, the DUP's deputy leader, today warned that Johnson's eleventh-hour Brexit solution 'can not work'

Nigel Dodds, the DUP's deputy leader, today warned that Johnson's eleventh-hour Brexit solution 'can not work'

It is designed to prevent the return of customs checks on the island of Ireland, at the border between the British province and EU member Ireland.

Nigel Dodds sounded more downbeat. Dup leader Arlene Foster gave a guarded welcome to the plan on Friday, deputy leader Nigel Dodds sounded more downbeat.

Italian newspaper Repubblica quoted him as saying that Johnson knew their position.

According to EU diplomats, Johnson has proposed keeping Northern Ireland in a Customs Union

According to EU diplomats, Johnson has proposed keeping Northern Ireland in a Customs Union

'No, it can not work,' said Dodds, 'because Northern Ireland has become a fully integrated part of the UK customs union'.

Dodds is the DUP's leader in the Westminster parliament and has his own opinion.

Brexit deal agreed by Johnson predecessor Theresa May.

'We'll wait and see,' Dodds said.

Northern Ireland must remain fully part of the UK customs union. And Boris Johnson knows it very well. '

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