NORTHERN IRELAND SINN FEINN Disorderly Brexit would be ‘catastrophic


A disorderly Brexit would be disastrous for the Irish economy, the head of Northern Ireland’s largest nationalist party warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at a meeting with Britain’s new leader.

PM Johnson is meeting the leaders of the five main political parties in Northern Ireland, to encourage a resolution in talks between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to restore a power-sharing government, which collapsed more a year and a half ago.

Sinn Fein and the pro-British DUP — the largest parties in Northern Ireland — remain deeply divided over Brexit and the proposed Irish backstop which has been designed as an insurance policy to prevent border controls between Ireland and Northern Ireland.