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Speaking at the EPP congress in Helsinki, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, as tweeted by RTE’s Europe Editor – Tony Connelly, said that the internal political difficulties facing the British Prime Minister Theresa May cannot allow Ireland to soften its position on the backstop.

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The ball is very much in London’s court. Internal British politics is really a matter for them. I just hope PM May is in a position to get any potential agreement through her cabinet and through her parliament.

But we really have to stand by our objectives. The difficulties that happen in the United Kingdom can’t allow us in any way to soften our position in my view.