DUP: EU Irish border claim is ‘astonishing confidence trick’

Sammy Wilson says UK government has ‘bought the con’ that border is roadblock to deal

The Democratic Unionist party has accused the EU of pulling an “astonishing confidence trick” on the UK government by claiming the Irish border problem is a roadblock to an overall Brexit deal.

The remarks by Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, come just hours after the party, which is propping up Theresa May’s government, threatened to sabotage the Brexit negotiations by voting down her budget later this month. In a further warning shot across the government’s bows, the DUP abstained in a vote on the agriculture bill on Wednesday night.

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