‘Brexit back­ers can draw bor­der’

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Irish prime min­is­ter Leo Varad­kar has said Dublin will not de­sign a bor­der for Brex­i­teers as the coun­try in­sisted there was no pro­posal that the Irish Sea should be­come the new fron­tier with the UK af­ter with­drawal.

The Irish ad­min­is­tra­tion is un­con­vinced by the UK’s plans to use tech­nol­ogy to main­tain the in­vis­i­ble land bor­der be­tween North­ern Ire­land and the Repub­lic, which will be­come the bound­ary with the Euro­pean Union af­ter Brexit.

Me­dia re­ports have sug­gested the Repub­lic’s pre­ferred op­tion is for cus­toms and im­mi­gra­tion checks to be lo­cated at ports and air­ports in­stead.

Mr Varad­kar said: “What we’re not go­ing to do is to de­sign a bor­der for the Brex­i­teers be­cause they’re the ones who want a bor­der. It’s up to them to say

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