May 21, 2019 / 4:41 PM / a month ago

'Fatal flaws' remain in May's new Brexit deal - DUP

FILE PHOTO: Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds is seen outside the Houses of Parliament, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

BELFAST (Reuters) - The “fatal flaws” of the draft Brexit treaty agreed with the European Union remain despite British Prime Minister Theresa May seeking to set out a new deal on Tuesday, the Northern Irish party propping up her government said.

“We will have to await the publication of the text of the bill to see what the proposals actually mean but the fact is that the fatal flaws of the draft treaty remain,” the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) deputy leader Nigel Dodds said in a statement after May’s speech.

“Many of the proposals on the backstop serve as an attempt through domestic law to mitigate a bad deal whereas the focus should be on getting a better deal.”

Reporting by Amanda Ferguson and Padraic Halpin; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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