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Lib Dems: Johnson's plans to create two borders 'ludicrous'

October 3, 2019 1:14 PM

Responding to the publication of the Prime Minister's alternative proposals, Liberal Democrat shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said

"These proposals just confirm what we already know, Boris Johnson has no viable alternative to the backstop.

"The UK will go from having no border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a member of the EU, to Boris Johnson's proposal which creates two borders.

"It is ludicrous to think that somehow Boris Johnson believes the answer to ensuring no Irish border is to create two. Not to mention it goes against the Conservative Government's own promises that there would be no return of any border infrastructure.

"The Liberal Democrats will continue the fight to stop Brexit, not only to rule out a dangerous no deal, but because the best deal possible is the one we have right now as members of the European Union."