Britain and EU in fresh row over border checks in Northern Ireland

BRITAIN and the EU are heading for a fresh row over Northern Ireland after Unionists threatened a war against Brussels border checks.

The DUP said it will collapse the Stormont Assembly within weeks if Eurocrats do not agree to a Brexit renegotiation.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said: ‘It would be an absolute act of folly to believe that the anger has receded or the danger has passed’[/caption]

Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said that will mean laws needed to keep the NI Protocol operating will not be passed.

His furious speech also warned the EU it will be responsible if its stubbornness sparks violence.

Sir Jeffrey fumed: “It would be an absolute act of folly to believe that the anger has receded or the danger has passed.”

The DUP yesterday withdrew from bodies on North-South cooperation set up in 1998’s Good Friday Agreement.

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MICHEL Barnier has sparked uproar by saying France needs to throw off the shackles of EU judges and control its borders.

The ex-Brexit negotiator parroted Vote Leave’s UK rallying cry and called on his country to “regain legal sovereignty”.

He unveiled plans for a referendum on halting all immigration from non-EU countries for five years if he wins next April’s presidential election.

Mr Barnier moaned about German dominance and said France should not be bound by the European Court of Human Rights.

Yet in his old Brexit role, the Frenchman repeatedly blasted Boris Johnson’s determination to regain control of our own laws and borders.

French MEP Pierre Larrouturou asked: “Does Mr Brexit want to become Mr Frexit?”



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