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Claims Ireland is using Brexit to make life difficult for Britain 'totally untrue': Simon Coveney

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Claims Ireland is using Brexit to make life difficult for Britain 'totally untrue': Simon Coveney
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In an interview with Euronews correspondent Shona Murray, Ireland's deputy prime minister Simon Coveney spoke of the Brexit deal as a "fair, balanced compromise on both sides" and denied rumours that the Irish Prime Minister or himself were using Brexit to "make life difficult for Britain."

When asked whether he had a message for MPs voting on the deal in the House of Commons, Coveney urged them to make decisions based on "facts, not on emotion or rumour."

"Look at the detail of this deal and you will see this is a compromise that the EU has made as well as a compromise in some areas that the UK has made."

No side can get everything that it wants here. But this is a fair, balanced, compromise on both sides. It makes sense."

Coveney also highlighted that neither the Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister) nor himself were using Brexit "for an ulterior motive to make life difficult for Britain".

He said those rumours were "totally untrue and not well-founded".