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'Green card' insurance plans show disastrous impact of no-deal Brexit - Anderson

17 January, 2019 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said news that motorists may need an insurance 'green card' to drive across the border shows how disastrous a no-deal Brexit scenario would be for the north. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"The latest warning from the Association of British Insurers that drivers will need a green card - an international certificate of insurance -  to drive across the border in the event of a no deal Brexit. 

"That would mean motorists would have to contact their insurer and get them to send a physical certificate which must be carried while driving and driving without such a certificate could be against the law. 

"There could be a charge for this which is more bad news for motorists and follows on from the admission by the British government that an International Driving Permit, for which a fee would also be charged, will be required if there is no Brexit deal. 

"All of this shows once again that the architects and supporters of the Tory Brexit do not know or care about the realities for people living in border areas and all those who cross the border on a daily basis to work, study and socialise. 

"This reinforces the need for the backstop to be maintained and for the Irish government and EU27 to stand firm and ensure we are not driven over a cliff edge by Tory Brexiteers and their allies." 

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