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Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar has claimed the British government plans to publish a new Brexit document to deal with the vexed issue of the Irish border.
Speaking at a press conference in Dublin today, the Taoiseach said he had spoken to Theresa May by phone yesterday on the matter.
My responsibility as taoiseach – as prime minister of Ireland – is to protect our fundamental national interest and that is the rights of Irish citizens in Ireland and Britain and also the avoidance of a return to a border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
This is from AFP’s Danny Kemp.
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