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British officials admit Brexit border neglect - Hazzard

24 November, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard


Chris Hazzard MP has today said that staggering levels of British government arrogance and incompetence is endangering the rights and livelihoods of Irish citizens.

The South Down MP was speaking following a sitting of the British Public Accounts Committee:

"This week at Westminster British Home Office and Border Force officials revealed that, as a result of their Brexit chaos, they have done absolutely nothing on issues relating to the border in Ireland.

“People will be angered, that despite British government platitudes, they have now finally admitted 18 months after the Brexit vote that they haven't even started to address an issue of this magnitude.

"Throughout Europe, this will be seen as a breathtaking level of arrogance and incompetence. Despite their rhetoric, the British government have illustrated they remain tone deaf to the interests of the people of Ireland."

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