Johnson refuses to rule out Northern Ireland staying in EU customs unionOn February 4, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
Well I can certainly tell you
that under no circumstances will we see anything that
damages the ability of the whole of the United Kingdom
to take full advantage of– of Brexit. And I think that’s what
people would expect. And that’s what I think we
can achieve. But the best thing now really would be for the
negotiators to get on and do their job. [Reporter: Just one last
try on Brexit, can you tell me
categorically that Northern Ireland is leaving the
EU customs union? [Boris Johnson]
I think it would be wrong of me
to give a running commentary on the negociations.
And with the greatest possible respect I think– Look at everything
that I’ve said, previously I think you can draw your
own conclusions from that. But let’s let our negotiators
get on, I think where Leo Varadkar and I got to yesterday
was a joint feeling that there is a way forward.
We can see a pathway to a deal. That doesn’t mean it’s a done deal.
So there’s work to be done.