October 16, 2019 / 12:53 PM / a month ago

N.Ireland's DUP dismisses report on backing Brexit consent proposals

DUBLIN, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The leader of the DUP, a small Northern Irish party backing Britain’s minority government, dismissed a report on Wednesday that it had accepted the latest proposals on the role the region would play in how Northern Ireland is treated after Brexit.

“‘EU sources’ are talking nonsense. Discussions continue. Needs to be a sensible deal which unionists and nationalists can support,” Arlene Foster said on Twitter, shortly after the report on Twitter by Tony Connelly, Europe Editor with Irish national broadcaster RTE.

Connelly quoted two senior EU sources as saying the main stumbling block to a Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union had been removed with the DUP backing the latest proposals on consent for Northern Ireland. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin, editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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