Karen Bradley to face questions over Irish border

Karen Bradley to face questions over Irish border

She also singled out the British government's "practical" stance pertaining to the ways to grapple with the sensitive issue of Northern Irish border.

The Times reported that Mrs May had engaged in an exchange with the high profile Brexiteer MP Mr Rees-Mogg during a discussion about the implications of potential customs arrangements for the border.

However, the Tory leader is said to have voiced doubts about the outcome.

"We can not be confident on the politics of the situation, on how it plays out".

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has ruled out any new infrastructure, including cameras, at the Border after Brexit, telling MPs that her government wanted to ensure there is no change to the lives of people living there.

Corbyn said Brexit happened 23 months ago (June 2016) and with just 10 more months to go before it formally takes shape, the government is still in a "disarray".

The development came after May stressed that the United Kingdom government would ensure the absence of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

Reacting to The Times report, the Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill argued that the quotes attributed to Mrs May "are an admission that the threshold to hold such a vote has now been met".

"On each occasion they have stated that they do not believe the threshold has been met but have repeatedly refused to clarify what criteria they use to reach this conclusion", Ms O'Neill said. "In these negotiations while the Irish government seem to be playing a hard ball way".

Speaking on BBC Radio 4 this morning Lidington said: "Where we are is when we had an initial talk about this at the cabinet committee, there was some serious criticism made about the technical detail of both the models that were on the table".

Theresa May's spokesman said that the circumstances requiring a border poll to be called are not satisfied.

"The SDLP remain committed to the principle of consent, and with changing demographics and wavering political tides, we recognise the task at hand in reaching out to unionism on this very issue, however, if that last two years have taught us anything, we can not and should not take any political eventuality for granted".

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