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Ireland disappointed with Johnson’s opening Brexit bid: foreign minister

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge. 

In a phone call with Johnson’s Brexit minister, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney expressed concern at the lack of alternatives to the backstop presented in a letter Johnson sent to European Council President Donald Tusk. 

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Coveney repeated the need for legal certainty on the border issue, a statement from his office said. 

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by John Stonestreet

Ireland disappointed with Johnson’s opening Brexit bid: foreign…

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge. In a phone call with Johnson’s Brexit minister, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney expressed concern at the lack of alternatives to the backstop presented in a letter Johnson sent to European Council President Donald Tusk.

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