IRELAND RESPONSE Ireland says if UK’s Brexit proposals are final, there will be no deal


Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said that If Britain’s latest proposals for an agreement on leaving the European Union are its final offer, then a no-deal Brexit lies ahead.

Earlier the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar welcomed Britain’s offer to the European Union but said customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Ireland’s assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU rules are a problem.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced proposals which focus on how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. 

A number of European Union officials have expressed doubt the plan can yield an agreement before an Oct. 31 deadline.