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Britain will not accept Brexit deal separating it from Northern Ireland

LONDON - Britain s culture minister Jeremy Wright said the government would not accept a Brexit deal which separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK via a hard border down the Irish Sea. Wright was speaking after the DUP, the Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May s government, said that her negotiations had raised alarm bells, and it would not support a Brexit deal that divided the United Kingdom. There is no doubt that we have understood the concern that the DUP and others have expressed about a hard border down the Irish Sea, we share it, and we will not accept a deal that involves that component, Wright told BBC radio on Friday. Speaking on the same programme, the DUP s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said that the party s understanding of May s negotiating position represented a betrayal. That to us is a breach of the promise which has been made that we would not be cut off from the rest of the United Kingdom, he said. Reuters

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