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Boris Johnson calls for Northern Ireland border backstop to be 'junked'

Boris Johnson has called for the Irish border backstop to be "junked" as he warned that the draft Brexit deal was in danger of turning Northern Ireland into an "economic semi-colony" of the EU. The arch Brexiteer and former foreign secretary received a warm welcome at the DUP conference in Belfast as he demanded the scrapping of the contentious proposal that could see Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulatory rules post-Brexit.

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