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Coveney: Boris Johnson has not put forward a “credible” replacement for the backstop

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Coveney: Boris Johnson has not put forward a “credible” replacement for the backstop

Coveney: Boris Johnson has not put forward a “credible” replacement for the backstop

Irish deputy prime minister Simon Coveney said Boris Johnson had not yet put forward a “credible” replacement for the backstop.

He told reporters in Helsinki: “At the moment nothing credible has come from the British Government in the context of an alternative to the backstop.

“If that changes, great, we will look at it in Dublin, but more importantly it can be the basis of a discussion in Brussels.

“But it has got to be credible.

It can’t simply be this notion that ‘look, we must have the backstop removed and we will solve this problem in the future negotiation’ without any credible way of doing that.

“That’s not going to fly and it’s important that we are all honest about that.”


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