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In a letter published on the Telegraph, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) spokesperson Sammy Wilson said that they won’t let the PM or the remainer horde in parliament bully them into backing a toxic Brexit deal.

Key quotes

“We will never volunteer to Northern Ireland being torn from the rest of the UK or our economy being damaged by having trade restrictions between Northern Ireland and our main market in Great Britain.”

“We have worked assiduously with the Government to try to get changes to the agreement and will continue to do so, but we will not vote for an unamended or unchanged version.”

“So-called solution of “Parliament taking control” will be as chaotic and face the same stalemate as exists at present, so no one should base their decision and change their mind on the basis of that threat.”

“Even if we are forced into a one-year extension, we at least would have a say on the things which affect us during that time and would have the right to unilaterally decide to leave at the end of that one-year period through the simple decision of not applying for a further extension.””‹

“This week’s indicative votes are unlikely to present a negotiable way forward so let us not allow ourselves to be worn down by the relentless efforts of those who despise the 17.4 million people who voted to throw off the shackles of Brussels.”