DUP cold front descends from North

Inside Politics: Donaldson says draft Brexit agreement ‘fundamentally breaches” December deal

DUP Jeffrey Donaldson (L), deputy leader Nigel Dodds (C) and Emma Pengelly (R) leave 10 Downing Street after a meeting in June 2017. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

DUP Jeffrey Donaldson (L), deputy leader Nigel Dodds (C) and Emma Pengelly (R) leave 10 Downing Street after a meeting in June 2017. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Beast from the East has arrived, and further frost is expected from north of the Border sometime around noon when the European Commission publishes the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement between the EU and UK.

The text of the agreement, leaked last night, outlines how Northern Ireland will effectively remain in the European customs union under the potential “no-deal” Brexit scenario – option C as outlined in the pre-Christmas Brexit deal. It is our lead story this morning.

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