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Any Brexit withdrawal agreement needs to recognise unique circumstances of Northern Ireland, says Farry

Any Brexit withdrawal agreement needs to recognise the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland, Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said.

Talks between the UK Government and EU will continue after reports of ‘positive’ engagement between the two, as well as a ‘promising’ meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

"There is no such thing as a good or sensible Brexit. But if Brexit happens, there needs to be deal,” said Dr Farry.

“It is hard to be optimistic given the past few years, but Alliance is clear any withdrawal agreement must recognise the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland – ensuring open borders, protecting our economy and respecting the Good Friday Agreement fully.

“We will keep an open mind and judge anything on these lines. We would encourage others to be measured and not rush to judgement.”