October 10, 2018 / 4:30 PM / a month ago

DUP leader says she will not accept diminished roles for Northern Ireland in UK

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster holds a news conference at the European Parliament after a meeting with EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The head of the Northern Irish party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Wednesday that she would not accept a Brexit deal that diminishes the province’s status.

“We will not burden future generations with a deal which diminishes Northern Ireland’s position in the United Kingdom,” Arlene Foster said in a statement following a second day of meetings between her Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and EU officials.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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