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No Northern Ireland party will have veto on Brexit deal – UK minister

FILE PHOTO: Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

DUBLIN (Reuters) – No single party in Northern Ireland will be given a veto in any Brexit deal that is now “a distinct possibility” following a positive meeting between the Irish and British leaders on Thursday, Britain’s Northern Ireland minister said.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s minority government, would have had an effective veto on post-Brexit customs checks on the Irish border under proposals tabled by Johnson last week.

“What I’m committing to is that we are not going to have one party havin

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