Backstop has to change or go, says Hunt
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Brexit: Backstop has to change or go, says Jeremy Hunt

Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt says the UK is "never going to have a deal to leave the EU with the backstop" as it stands.

Speaking at a hustings event in Northern Ireland, the foreign secretary said the backstop "had to change or had to go" - and instead the solution to the border issue would be "technology led".

The backstop is a position of last resort to maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • 02 Jul 2019
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