10/17/2019, 7:54 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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DUP: Can't support suggested Brexit deal

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said in a statement on Tuesday that it cannot support the proposed Brexit agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, voicing several concerns.

"As things stand, we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of claroity on VAT," the DUP noted but added the party will continue talks with the UK government in an effort to "get a sensible deal that works for Northern Ireland and protects the economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom."

Earlier, media reports said that the UK and the EU reached an agreement on all points except VAT. The proposed deal would include a new solution to the Irish border issue, according to which Northern Ireland would "legally" stay within the UK but would continue to follow the EU's trading rules even after Britain leaves the bloc.

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