Sky News is reporting that the Conservatives are currently "informally sounding out with the DUP to accept some increased forms of checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain" but the DUP are "pushing back hard" https://t.co/ktLwYlWo9q
— Siobhán Fenton (@SiobhanFenton) October 1, 2018
DUP “pushing back hard” against new backstop compromise ideas floated by UK Government, says ministerial source. Various “hybrid models” of UK-wide customs alignment and NI regulatory alignment with EU around that will create new regulatory checks partic on food/agriculture 1/5
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) October 1, 2018
So Peston, Bloomberg & now the Times all reporting the UK will concede some sort of a regulatory Irish Sea border for the Brexit backstop. Whoever’s briefing it must be pretty confident they can square-off the DUP.
— JPCampbellBiz (@JP_Biz) October 1, 2018
I always sensed that being handcuffed to the deranged sectarians of the DUP might be more torture for the Tories than for the rest of us… https://t.co/PGOMQ041IR
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) October 1, 2018
Speaking to Bloomberg, Sammy Wilson flatly rejects notion of special Brexit regime for N.Ireland, saying DUP&80 Tories MPs would vote it down.
— Dara Doyle (@DaraDoy) October 1, 2018
🔹May agrees curbs on trade to break #brexit deadlock.
🔹Britain prepared to stay in customs union until deal struck over Irish border. pic.twitter.com/O3Dr8bqnhh
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) October 1, 2018
LBC presenter confirms a DUP MP told her he supported a hard border in Ireland: “Build it as high as they want.” https://t.co/JfvGiYBJ8A
— Chris Donnelly (@chrisadonnelly) October 1, 2018
– Northern Ireland voted 56% to Remain (DUP campaigned to Leave)
– Northern Ireland voted 71% to approve the GFA (DUP campaigned against)
– DUP received less than 30% of overall votes at 2017 NIA elections.
The DUP do not speak for Northern Ireland. https://t.co/QCGLps99NV
— Ciarán McGonagle (@CPMcGonagle) October 1, 2018
The Tory Government might think that NI is represented by the DUP – tonight Belfast City Council says different. Our largest elected chamber has pledged its support for a People’s Vote,momentum is building and support is gaining!@theresa_may listen to the people not just Arlene!
— OFOCNI (@OFOCNI) October 1, 2018
Brexit is now two games of chicken. The first is between the UK and EU, and UK will lose.
The second is between May and the DUP/Tory unionists. Specifically, are they prepared to fell her over a sea border?
Either way, she’s capitulating somewhere, and soon. Me on Radio Foyle: pic.twitter.com/T3csPezOad
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) October 1, 2018
The tragedy for Ulster Unionism right now is that it is clinging to a disastrous GB-led hard Brexit. When it should be arguing for a ‘best of both worlds’ status for NI: exempt from both EU/GB tariffs and ‘dedramatised’ (https://t.co/9nBvFoAy5r) checks on NI goods. https://t.co/0b4ucJq0wo
— Edward Burke (@Edward__Burke) October 1, 2018
Oh my poor heart. After two years of lying to us all, weaseling around with words, playing with lives and livelihoods, you finally tell something like the truth, by accident or for your own gain. A curse upon you and your kind. May your lies consume your souls https://t.co/JN6dA8Pe4g
— The Irish Border (@BorderIrish) October 1, 2018
By my count, @Jeremy_Hunt’s EU/USSR comparison has prompted public criticism from 3 EU ambassadors to UK (Sweden, Latvia, Estonia), two former FCO perm secs (Ricketts/Fraser), the Commission & Brexiteer @SteveBakerH, & public praise from @Nigel_Farage
Anyone left out? https://t.co/VUtJztxiLz
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) October 1, 2018
And how could he do this without the unanimous agreement of the 27 EU governments?
Unless the EU27 agree to extend article 50 negotiations, unanimously, Brexit occurs on March 29th 2019.
No ifs, no buts, and even if no deal. https://t.co/DVxb3grZEe
— Daniel Keohane (@KeohaneDan) October 1, 2018
“Then, at the 11th hour, when his bad policies are about to flush the good economy he inherited from his predecessor down the toilet, he rebrands the bad old deal…, makes a few relatively modest changes,…& declares victory.”@djrothkopf nails it. https://t.co/fTByiWFteO
— Colin Kahl (@ColinKahl) October 1, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) October 1, 2018
In a news conference, Trump said that the press is "loco" and has treated him "unbelievably unfairly." pic.twitter.com/SsVhk7eE3j
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 1, 2018
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 1, 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake says he is working with the White House counsel's office to ensure that the FBI is able to do a "real investigation" into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/70bYobX3ys
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 1, 2018
NEW: Texts between friends of Kavanaugh, "suggest that the nominee was personally talking with former classmates about Ramirez’s story in advance of the New Yorker article that made her allegation public." https://t.co/1idR9bkHep
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) October 1, 2018
NBC News notes that Kavanaugh told the Judiciary Committee under oath that the 1st time he heard about Deborah Ramirez's allegation was in the New Yorker article. These text messages would seem to refute that timeline, if accurate. https://t.co/mA7QxIbnt2
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 1, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) October 1, 2018
— Slate (@Slate) October 1, 2018
In a 2015 speech, Brett Kavanaugh said that a judge must keep “emotions in check” and not be a “political partisan.”
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 1, 2018
The press as a "resistance" to President Trump? @Greenfield64 brought this up on Sunday's @ReliableSources. In this column, @Sulliview responds: "It's not resistance, it's reporting." https://t.co/gZS4mQN110
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 1, 2018
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) October 1, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) October 1, 2018
EXPLOSIVE investigative report from @esquire about my opponent Devin Nunes. This may explain why Nunes’ uncle Gerald tried so hard to stop my piece on water & agriculture back in August. They apparently don’t own any farmland in California. #FakeFarmer -AJ https://t.co/QPnjFy3wgh
— Andrew Janz (@JanzforCongress) October 1, 2018
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 1, 2018
Amidst all the news, stories like this can get overlooked. This one is too important. It is about the health and safety of the American people, especially children! Please read and share to get the message out. https://t.co/oK1i9vSwBc
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) October 1, 2018
— CBC News: The National (@CBCTheNational) October 1, 2018
Sport’s #MeToo moment…?
Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine https://t.co/k7RSM82ONl
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 1, 2018