Ir­ish PM rules out eco­nomic bor­der af­ter Brexit

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Ir­ish Prime Min­is­ter Leo Varad­kar said Ire­land would not ac­cept an eco­nomic bor­der with North­ern Ire­land af­ter Brexit and urged Bri­tain to come up with al­ter­na­tives in an un­usu­ally blunt state­ment.

“As far as this gov­ern­ment is con­cerned there shouldn’t be an eco­nomic bor­der. We don’t want one,” said Varad­kar, who came to power last month.

He warned Ire­land would not ‘de­sign a bor­der for the Brex­i­teers’ and said that the onus was on Bri­tain to come up with pro­pos­als since it had cre­ated the prob­lem by vot­ing to leave the Euro­pean Union.

“It’s Bri­tain that has de­cided to leave and if they want to put for­ward smart so­lu­tions, tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions for bor­ders of the fu­ture and all of that that’s up to them,” he told Ir­ish me­dia.

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