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Customs border ‘unworkable, bad for the economy’ – Cullinane

14 August, 2017 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit David Cullinane TD said today that the proposals for a customs border on the island of Ireland are unworkable, bad for the economy, and not compatible with the Good Friday Agreement.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“It is clear that the British Tory party are in disarray over Brexit. They have no plan, no solutions for Brexit, only slogans. 

“The latest leak and briefings demonstrate that they are prepared to impose an EU Frontier across Ireland and are prepared to play fast and loose with our economy and peace agreements. 

“This is a non-runner.

“The notion of a frictionless technological border has been dismissed as nonsense and impossible to deliver.  

“What is clear is that Tories are prepared to use Ireland as collateral damage in their negotiations with the EU.

“What we need is a real solution that works for our economy, our communities, and delivers for all Ireland. 

“The Irish Government needs to stand up for the interests of all those on the island of Ireland and argue for designated special status for the north within the EU, in line with the recent vote in the Dáil on special status and the recommendation of the Select Committee on the Good Friday Agreement.” 

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