Simon Coveney (left) and Boris Johnson in Dublin in 2017
“Boris Johnson is outlining a very clear and firm position but it is a totally unreasonable position that the EU cannot facilitate and he must know that…”
“We all want to get a deal but, at the moment, nothing credible has come from the UK government in terms of alternatives to the backstop.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney this morning.
British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted Britain had made alternative proposals to replace the backstop, and it was wrong of Ireland and other EU countries to suggest otherwise.
“It’s just not true,” he said.
“So it’s a cover when they keep saying: ‘You are not putting forward ideas’- we are putting forward ideas”.