Brexiter Tories back DUP position on Irish border issue

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Theresa May faces internal party struggle, as Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg insist that Conservatives are aligned with DUP over border dilemma

Brexit-backing Conservative MPs have lined up to echo the warning of Democratic Unionist party leader, Arlene Foster, that “any form of regulatory divergence” between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would be an unacceptable concession in Brexit negotiations.

Several Tory politicians were quick to swing behind their Northern Irish allies on whom they depend for a parliamentary majority after the DUP intervention appeared to scupper any hopes held by Theresa May of completing the first stage of talks with the EU27 on Monday.

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