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Backstop only way to prevent infrastructure on the border - Hazzard

10 March, 2019 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the backstop is the only way to prevent physical infrastructure on the border.

The South Down MP said:

“The latest report from a British Parliament committee on Brexit has shown yet again that the north would be hit hardest by Brexit, deal or no deal.

“It warns about the threat Brexit poses to our economy and the potential for job losses.

"And now we have yet more businesses warning of the dire consequences of a no deal Brexit for our economy and political stability. 

“This report also acknowledges that infrastructure on the border will be unavoidable without the backstop and that there are no technological solutions.

“It highlights the need for the Irish backstop as already agreed to be protected and maintained.

“It cannot be altered or undermined by the British Parliament.

“In the coming days we need to see the EU and Irish government standing by the backstop and ensuring it is protected.”

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