As former Northern Ireland secretary I support the Irish backstop | Peter Hain

Nothing is more important than the peace process – Theresa May must reject the hardline Tory dogma and abide by the law

It comes as no surprise that the EU withdrawal negotiations are going to the wire on the Irish border. That’s because hardline Tories are actually demanding Theresa May ignore legal commitments she has already made – and that even they went along with. This issue has flared up again today because Democratic Unionist party leader Arlene Foster has claimed the prime minister is “wedded to a border down the Irish Sea”.

Neither Jacob Rees-Mogg nor the DUP have ever had a workable alternative plan for the Irish border

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