Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP says: Our red line is blood red

Royal Festival Hall was regarded as the world's most sophisticated concert hall in 1951

Royal Festival Hall was regarded as the world's most sophisticated concert hall in 1951

The foreign secretary made the comments at the Tory conference on Sunday.

Mr Johnson addressed an event on the fringe of the conference at lunchtime. "The EU was set up to protect freedom".

"We can not have either a customs border down the Irish Sea or a regulatory border, because that would make us separate from the rest of the United Kingdom", DUP chief Arlene Foster said in an interview with Bloomberg.

Second, the task of the EU's negotiators is to defend the interests of the European Union as a whole, and of all the 27 member states. The Soviet Union was about prisons and gulags, borders and walls, violence against citizens and neighbours.

"As the President of the European Council and someone who spent half of my life in the Soviet Bloc, I know what I'm talking about ..."

"Emotional arguments that stress the issue of dignity sound attractive, but they do not facilitate agreement".

"From the very beginning, the European Union offer has been not just a Canada deal, but a Canada plus plus plus deal, much further-reaching on trade, internal security and foreign policy cooperation".

Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, waits for a television interview at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, October 2, 2018.

Asked about Mr Johnson's description of her blueprint for the future relationship with the European Union as "deranged", Mrs May told BBC Breakfast: "The Chequers plan is the one plan that delivers on the vote of the British people". Much further-reaching on trade, on internal security and on foreign policy cooperation.

But Mrs May has said a deal like Canada's would not prevent a visible, physical border being needed in Northern Ireland - a key commitment of both sides - because of the extra checks that would be needed on goods.

"There can not be a border down the Irish sea, a differential between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK", DUP leader Arlene Foster told the BBC on Tuesday.

Mrs May has consistently said there would be no hard border on the island of Ireland.

"The EU wants a relationship with the United Kingdom that is as close and special as possible", Tusk said.

"What I do know is that we need a backstop, a protocol on Ireland and N Ireland as part of a withdrawal agreement, that's essential", he said.

Possibly stung by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab's latest demand for the EU to "get serious" in talks, he insisted: "The EU is serious about getting the best possible deal".

Asked how the impasse would be resolved from here, she said: "If the European Union are quite content to accept technology in the Irish Sea, one has to ask the question why that doesn't work then on the border (between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland)".

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