Conservative MPs 'Impossible' On Issue Of Brexit - Coveney

There will be no renegotiation of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement even if Theresa May is replaced as UK Prime Minister, according to Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

Mr Coveney was speaking to RTÉ's This Week programme when he said that Conservative MPs at Westminster are "impossible" on the issue of Brexit.

Criticising the UK government's handling of the issue, Mr Coveney continued: "There are many British politicians who don't, quite frankly, understand the complexity of politics in Northern Ireland.

"They have tried to dumb this debate down into a simplistic argument whereby it's Britain versus the EU, as opposed to two friends tying to navigate through the complexity of a very, very difficult agreement."

Mr Coveney said that "time was of the essence" for the UK government to agree a deal to avoid leaving the EU without a deal.

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