Taoiseach denies being 'complacent' over no-deal Brexit

Taoiseach denies being 'complacent' over no-deal Brexit

The Irish foreign minister has criticised the "farcical arguments" being made in relation to the Brexit backstop.

Simon Coveney told an Oireachtas committee the pressure is on London to come up with a solution to the current impasse.

He said it was "incredible" the British Parliament had allowed the Brexit to reach this stage without resolution.

"I've to virtually fill half of my day every day on Brexit issues", he added.

United Kingdom politicians will this evening vote on a Government motion which says the House of Commons "reiterates its support" for the Brexit strategy MPs backed in a vote at the end of last month.

Helen McEntee was speaking as British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a potential rebellion from hard-line Tory MPs in a key House of Commons vote this evening.

However, the DUP voted in support of the government.

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"It is incredible in my view that the British parliament has allowed it come to this", he said.

Theresa May today told MPs that they would get another vote on the next steps in the Brexit process later this month if she fails to secure changes from the EU.

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Beforehand, ministers said a defeat would undermine the UK's chances of securing concessions on the so-called "backstop".

"Deal or no deal, there is an obligation on the Irish and British governments, and the European Union to try and work together to find a way of avoiding physical border infrastructure on this island". "May very clearly that there will be a democratic imperative to trigger the provision of the Good Friday Agreement, and to put the question of the border, and to put the question of Irish unity to the people".

"No one who grew up with bombs every week in Northern Ireland but also in Harrods, Hyde Park and throughout the United Kingdom could ever countenance taking a risk with peace, and nor will we", Hunt said. "But there are some who want more and who seem to want to change the current deal to take out compromises that the United Kingdom have been asked to make but insist the European Union leaves all the compromises they are asked to make".

"Nobody can be absolutely certain about a deal being done by the end of March and, because we are not certain, we have put enormous preparation into ensuring that Ireland is as ready as we can be for no deal", he said.

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