Thursday July 9, 2020

Asking Britain to seek Brexit extension would backfire says Tánaiste

Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s comments come after the latest round of EU-British talks produced no significant progress on free trade deal

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

7th June, 2020
Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaking in Government Buildings, Dublin Picture: Rollingnews

Urging the British government to seek an extension to the Brexit transition period would only further its determination to do the opposite, Simon Coveney has said.

The Tánaiste’s comments came after the latest round of EU-British talks on their future relationship ended on Friday, with no significant progress on agreeing a free trade deal.

The Northern Ireland Assembly last week passed a non-binding motion urging the British government to seek an...

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