October 1, 2019 / 6:27 AM / 19 days ago

Irish Brexit border proposal only preliminary: UK minister

Newly appointed Britain's Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British proposals to address the problem of the Irish border after Brexit, which were reported by Ireland’s state broadcaster RTE, are only preliminary and are not the “be all and end all” of the plans, Britain’s justice minister said on Tuesday

“These documents have emerged overnight. They are very much preliminary documents and they only cover a part of the issue when it comes to the Irish border,” Robert Buckland told BBC radio.

“I don’t think by any means this is the be all and end all of detailed negotiations over the next couple of weeks. Let’s not pretend these documents are somehow the final piece of the jigsaw.”

Reporting by Michael Holden, editing by Andy Bruce

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