Despite several briefings over the course of the last few weeks, we only received written text late yesterday morning.
We understand this was due in part to delays caused by the Irish Government and the EU negotiating team. "Upon immediate receipt of that text we indicated to senior government representatives that it was clearly unacceptable in its current form.
Her Majesty's Government understands the DUP position and we trust in the aftermath of yesterday others now understand it very clearly as well.
The Prime Minister has said that there will be no border in the Irish Sea. She has made it clear that the UK is leaving the European Union as a whole and that the territorial and economic integrity of the United Kingdom will be protected.
We want to see a sensible Brexit and we will continue to work through the detail of all these issues with the Government today and in the coming days.
These issues are of such vital importance to our nation as a whole that we must work for as long as it is necessary to ensure that they are got right. “
The DUP does stand strong for the Union and we also issue a warning today to the Dublin government that by continuing its aggressive stance they are in danger of delivering for themselves the very outcomes that they say they want to avoid.
Now more than ever it is clear that we took the correct view in encouraging people throughout the United Kingdom to vote to leave the EUropean Union.
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/05/brexit-deal-chaos-theresa-may-warned-will-face-leadership-challenge/?playlist=structure:news