The British Prime Minister says he's "over the moon" with the new post-Brexit deal with the European Union. Rishi Sunak's been in Belfast, where he's been trying to convince politicians to back his agreement.
The DUP says it's considering its response to the measures. But Mr Sunak says there are many benefits to the so-called Windsor Framework. "It makes sure that the flow of goods around our UK internal market is really smooth," said Mr Sunak. "It makes sure that Northern Ireland's place in the union is protected and crucially it safeguards sovereignty for the people and institutions of Northern Ireland."
Meanwhile, in a statement to Northern Sound this afternoon, Border Communities Against Brexit said the new deal protects and enhances the All Island Economy, and protects the 40 million vehicles, families, workers, and goods, that cross the Border annually, as part of their normal life.
A spokesperson highlighted how its objective from the inception in 2016, was to ensure there was no hard border on the Island of Ireland, and to give primacy to the Good Friday Agreement.
BCAB says that dual market access of this deal is also crucial because it gives Northern Ireland access to a market of 500 million people in the EU as well as "unfettered access" to the UK market.
It added how it remains hopeful that politicians can work earnestly to restore the Assembly & Executive while working through the finer details of this Agreement.