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3/15, 5:53 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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DUP's Dodds: We had constructive dialogue with govt

Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said on Thursday that the DUP had a "constructive dialogue" with the members of the government, adding that the Irish backstop still remains one of the main points of discord with the cabinet members and the main issue with Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement. The official noted that the DUP's focus is how Northern Ireland can leave the European Union together with the United Kingdom.

Dodds noted that the talks will focus on allowing the Parliament of Northern Ireland to have a say in all future European legislation that concerns the Irish backstop, in an arrangement called "Stormont Lock." The government promised that the Stormont Lock will be legally binding.

Yesterday, the House of Commons voted to support an extension of Article 50. Earlier today, UK Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said that it is better for London to crash out of the EU without a deal than to have a long Brexit delay.

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