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Brexit plan needs more than Davis Buffer and Bluster - David Cullinane TD

1 June, 2018 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin Brexit spokesperson David Cullinane today dismissed the proposed buffer zone for the north post-Brexit, calling it more pie-in-the-sky thinking and completely divorced from the realities on the ground.

Deputy Cullinane said:

"Reports that David Davis is proposing a border buffer-zone for the north would be ridiculous if they were not so serious.

"The issue of the border on the island of Ireland needs real ideas and real solutions.

"Davis and the British government are instead intent on bringing forward ideas they know to be unworkable.

"Despite the December joint report and March agreement it appears we are still no closer to an actual legal framework for the north post-Brexit.

"Britain will leave the EU in ten months' time - with a workable plan in place by October of this year. 

"This is all the more reason for real progress on the issue in time for the June EU summit.

"Time is being lost by this bluster on buffer zones.

 "The British need to get real - the Irish government, for its part,  needs to hold firm and ensure there is no hardening of the border on the island of Ireland."

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