New agreement between EU and UK could solve border question, says Varadkar

New agreement between EU and UK could solve border question, says Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he believes a new agreement between the EU and UK is the best way to avoid a hard border after Brexit.

Mr Varadkar insists regulatory alignment is only a ’back-stop’ option to ensure there will not be a return to a physical border.

He told the BBC that a new deal resulting in a close relationship between Britain and Europe, would mean the border would not be an issue.

"Maintaining full regulatory alignment is the back-stop option, but there are other options," he said.

"For example, the best outcome, in my mind, would be for us to negotiate a new agreement between the EU and the UK that brings the EU and the UK so close that the Irish border doesn’t become an issue."

- Digital desk

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