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‘Offensive’: Dominic Raab chides EU leaders over Northern Ireland remarks

Foreign secretary decries comments attributed to Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit trade arrangements

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The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tensions over post-Brexit trading arrangements escalated at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Asked about reported comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during talks with Boris Johnson at the summit, he said: “Various EU figures, here in Carbis Bay, but frankly for months now and years have characterised Northern Ireland as somehow a separate country and that is wrong.”

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