Following a statement by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, the DUP’s Westminster Leader Nigel Dodds MP said,

“We welcome the commitment by the Prime Minister to rule out an extension to Article 50, the waiving of the £65 fee for EU nationals residing in the United Kingdom and the recognition that the necessary legal changes to the withdrawal agreement must be secured from Brussels.

In recent days, we have had good engagement with the Prime Minister.  It is encouraging to see that the core issues which led to the House rejecting the withdrawal agreement are being focused upon in a really serious manner.

We want to see a consensus in the House of Commons around a deal which works for every part of the United Kingdom but also the European Union and our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland. 

The backstop is the problem and that is where the focus must lie.”

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