Boris Johnson set for Brexit showdown with Ireland after crisis talks to revive economy | UK | News (Reports)


Mr Johnson will hold talks with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill to discuss how to revive the economy. He will also hold his first face-to-face meeting with Irish Taoiseach Micheal Martin since the new premier was elected earlier this summer and they are expected to discuss the UK’s post-Brexit trade negotiations with the EU.

Mr Johnson will also outline plans to mark the centenary next year of Northern Ireland’s foundation.

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The PM said: “As the country begins to get back on its feet in the wake of coronavirus, we cannot simply strive to rebuild, but we must commit to building back stronger than ever.

“I cannot overstate how important the close co-operation that we have seen between central and devolved government will continue to be to this. Together, we will make sure Northern Ireland is ready to take full advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead and that no part of Northern Ireland is left behind.

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“As we mark 100 years since the creation of Northern Ireland, it is important that we celebrate its people, culture and traditions, along with its vital contribution to the United Kingdom.”

Northern Ireland was created in May 1921 following the partition of Ireland.

The PM will announce plans to set up a centenary forum and a historical advisory panel to work on ways to mark the anniversary.

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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people right across the UK to celebrate Northern Ireland and its integral place within our Union. We will use the centenary next year to promote it on the world stage.”


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