The PM Rishi sunak appears to have held off a last ditch effort by Boris Johnson to squash the Northern Ireland deal.
He told the press that being in single market and UK makes Northern Ireland ‘world’s most exciting economic zone’
Sunak said nowhere else in the world has the advantages Northern Ireland has, being in the EU single market and in the UK.
He said this makes the area unique in the world.
Sunak said: If we get this right, if we get this framework implemented, if we get the executive back up and running here, Northern Ireland is in the unbelievably special position – unique position in the entire world, European continent – in having privileged access, not just to the UK home market, which is enormous, the fifth biggest in the world, but also the European Union single market. Nobody else has that. No one. Only you guys. Only here. And that is the prize.
“I can tell you, when I go around the world and talk to businesses, they know. They’re like, ‘That’s interesting, if you guys get this sorted, then we want to invest in Northern Ireland.’
“Because nowhere else does that that exist. That’s like the world’s most exciting economic zone.”
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