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DUP’s critics slam Poots as he hails Leave EU chief Arron Banks for Brexit efforts

Comments by minister are risible, say opponents of Irish Sea border

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Tweet: Edwin Poots’ praise for Arron Banks has sparked anger from unionists

Tweet: Edwin Poots’ praise for Arron Banks has sparked anger from unionists

Tweet: Edwin Poots’ praise for Arron Banks has sparked anger from unionists

DUP minister Edwin Poots has been criticised for thanking a leading Brexit campaigner for his efforts following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union — even though his party voted against the deal.

His praise for Arron Banks has been questioned because officials from the department led by Mr Poots are involved in building Irish Sea border infrastructure bitterly opposed by unionists.

The UUP branded Mr Poots’ remarks as “risible”.


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