Taoiseach Leo Varadkar entering the second day of the EU summit in Brussels has repeated the Brussels hard line #Brexit stance of last night, saying while some assurances may be given to British Prime Minister Theresa May no legal guarantees will be provided as talks are over. https://t.co/TsIt52IF6h
— Fiachra Ó Cionnaith (@Ocionnaith) December 14, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told reporters:
“We don’t believe it’s up for renegotiation, we’re very keen to begin, as soon as it’s ratified, talks on the future relationship, because we want to have a close relationship with the United Kingdom.
“As Europe we reaffirmed our commitment to the need for a backstop, and not just because it protects Ireland and ensures no hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, thus protecting the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement, but also because it’s a European issue too, and an open border between Northern Ireland and Ireland can’t become a back door into the single market.”
More as they get it.