British PM rules out return of hard border in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) pictured alongside Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle in Belfast on July 25, 2016British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday promised a “practical solution” on the Irish border after Britain leaves the European Union in a bid to allay fears about a return to tough checks. “Nobody wants a return to the borders of the past,” May said in Belfast, where she met Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. “What we do want is to find a way through this that is going to work and deliver a practical solution for everybody,” May said in televised comments.

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