To the idea of leaving one part of the country behind, he replies: “No UK government would allow such a thing, let alone a Conservative and Unionist one.”
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The DUP leader rejects “any form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the UK”.
Despite not saying how much it will cost, the Shadow Chancellor continues to claim he knows “it will pay for itself”.
“Damian was my Parliamentary neighbour for many years – he’s denied it, I believe him.”
“If we remain under the European Court of Justice and we’re making large, obligatory payments to the budget…we will have stayed in the European Union.”
The Deputy Prime Minister insists that Britain will meet all its obligations in order to “maintain a deep and special partnership” with the European Union.
“We’ve always told ourselves we don’t do extreme politics in our country…until now.”
The Defence Secretary made the remark in his first Commons outing in his new role.
The Shadow Chancellor says he could “give a clearer view” of Labour’s position if the party were involved in the negotiations.
Speaking from New Zealand, the Secretary of State for International Trade says “it’s in all our interests” to come to an “open and liberal agreement”.
But he says the way the Chancellor presented the OBR’s growth figures was “interesting”.
The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland says there’s already a border and in all his visits “not a single person has ever said it presents a problem”.
The Shadow Chancellor doesn’t know the current cost of debt interest.
“A temporary stamp duty holiday would only help those who are ready to purchase now and would offer nothing for the many who will need to save for years.”