Irish PM rules out economic border after Brexit
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.