DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds has criticised the Government saying it is clear the government is not asking for any more and appears satisfied with what Donald Tusk, the EU Council President, has tabled. Mr Dodds questioned the Europe Minister in the House of Commons demanding to know if the British government was actually asking for any more in its negotiations.


The North Belfast MP said, “Despite the government saying there is still work to do and there is an ongoing process it is now clear that it is not going to ask for any more.


It seems prepared to settle for what one Tory MP has described as “very thin gruel”.


When the Prime Minister comes to the Commons tomorrow after PMQs he will need to explain how this so called deal compares to the demands he set out just a few months ago.”


Speaking in the House of Commons East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson said:

“These proposals do not meet the Prime Minister’s promise to restore control over our own affairs to this parliament. To exercise any veto over unacceptable EU laws or put a brake on benefits to immigrants, we still need to go cap in hand to other European Parliaments or the EU Commission to seek their permission.


This is a dodgy deal which even Del Boy would be embarrassed to be associated with.”



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