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DUP’s Dodds says party’s objections to PM May’s Brexit deal remain, talks continue

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds speaks at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

LONDON (Reuters) – The Democractic Unionist Party’s objections to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal remain, its deputy leader Nigel Dodds said on Thursday after talks with the British leader.

Northern Ireland’s DUP, which props up May’s minority government, has said it plans to vote against the deal unless the so-called Irish backstop is removed.

Dodds said the backstop, an insurance policy aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland, was not needed as it was beco

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