Protesters on Irish border issue dramatic Brexit warning

DUP MP Gregory Campbell said the Taoiseach should "dial down the rhetoric", saying: "This is deeply unhelpful talk".

A no-deal Brexit could be "extremely difficult" in the short to medium term, a junior finance minister in Prime Minister Theresa May's government said, adding that there would ostensibly have to be a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Speaking to McEntee ahead of the January 29 Brexit deadline, Humphrys suggested that all would be green again if Ireland "throw their lot in with the UK" and left the European Union. "We're the ones already giving".

He said leaving without a deal could lead to armed posts and the frontier would "look like 20 years ago".

Speaking on Bloomberg TV, The Irish Premier said Ireland had already compromised in the Brexit negotiations and that withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union was potentially going to cause a lot of harm to other countries.

"We're the ones already giving", Mr Varadkar said. "That's just not a serious position".

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Guests present for Wintour's speech included director Baz Luhrmann, MP Julie Bishop , designer Carla Zampatti and media identity Ita Buttrose.

The taoiseach said he had not yet seen any technologies that could ensure that no hard border emerged.

Mr Varadkar said: "They don't exist and nobody has been able to show them to me".

"The trap of the backstop is the problem", he added.

"If that is the case then the only way to prevent such a scenario is by affording the Irish people their say in the form of a border poll on Irish unity", Ms McDonald said.

"We could work with a Norway-plus model".

Dodds said he was encouraged by what he called a more realistic approach from the EU.

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