Saturday, 2 December 2017

Donald Tusk : Brexit offer 'must be acceptable to Ireland'

The UK's offer on Brexit must be acceptable to the Republic of Ireland before the negotiations can move on, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has said.

Mr Tusk was speaking after talks with the Irish prime minister in Dublin on Friday.

He said: "The UK's future lies - in some ways - in Dublin".

The European Union has said "sufficient progress" must be made on the Irish border before negotiations can move on.

"The Irish request is the EU's request," Mr Tusk said.
"I realise that for some British politicians this may be hard to understand.

"But such is the logic behind the fact that Ireland is the EU member while the UK is leaving.

"This is why the key to the UK's future lies - in some ways - in Dublin, at least as long as Brexit negotiations continue."

BBC      News.