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'Red line is blood red'- Foster warns May that DUP will not accept Brexit border in Irish Sea

Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster.
Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party's red line against any Brexit deal that treats Northern Ireland differently from the rest of the UK is "blood red".

Asked if her MPs may vote down a Brexit deal that treats Northern Ireland differently, Mrs Foster told the BBC: "We don't want to be in that position. This is too important to be playing around with things because this is the union- this is what brought me in to politics. It's very important for us that we get this right."

Asked how red her red lines are, the DUP leader replied: "The red line is blood red, it's very red."

Mrs Foster also refused to rule out voting with Jeremy Corbyn in order to defeat any plan which involved Northern Ireland being carved off the UK by the European Union.

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is the last major sticking point in Brexit talks, with both sides trying to work out how to monitor and regulate trade over the border.

The DUP has said it will not accept a border down the Irish sea.

The DUP's 10 MP's currently prop up Theresa May's Conservative government.

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