BORIS Johnson has promised voters there is “no question” of there being checks on goods travelling into Northern Ireland in his Brexit deal. The PM said there would “absolutely not” be customs declaration checks and that Labour were “wrong” to suggest so. It comes after Jeremy Corbyn revealed a “secret” government document on Brexit in which he claimed the plans were revealed. When asked by Sky’s Sophie Ridge this morning if there would be checks, Boris said: “No, absolutely not. "The deal we’ve done with the EU is a brilliant deal… unlike the previous arrangements it allows the whole of the UK to come out of the EU including Northern Ireland. “The only checks that there would be, would be if something was coming from GB via Northern Ireland and was going on to the Republic, then there might be checks at the border into Northern Ireland.”NO CHECKS Ridge pointed out that Labour’s government dossier … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson promises there is ‘no question’ of checks on goods travelling to Northern Ireland in his Brexit deal
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Anthony Burke (pictured) from Manchester was filmed appearing to make racist gestures The Manchester City fan at the centre of a racism storm after yesterday's derby match is a 40-year-old Army veteran, MailOnline can reveal. Anthony Burke from Manchester was filmed appearing to make racist gestures and monkey noises at midfielder Fred during the game. The father appears to have served in Northern Ireland and according to his social media is a civil engineering manager at Kier Group. Burke's ex-partner has told MailOnline he was arrested this morning by police. Amy, of Wythenshawe, Manchester said: 'He is with the police - he has been arrested. 'He was arrested this morning. He doesn't live with me. It's horrible - I have had death threats and my kids. 'I have been in tears. I am really surprised - this is not like him - his family are black. I keep watching the footage back and I can't say whether he's done it or not. Has he done it or hasn't he … [Read more...] about Revealed: Manchester City fan ‘is arrested’ over claims he made monkey sounds and gestures at Manchester United star Fred as he is revealed as 40-year-old Army veteran who served in Northern Ireland
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has briefed Conservative Party members in Northern Ireland on his Brexit deal.The Brexit deal has major implications for Northern Ireland.The region will continue to follow many EU rules on food and other manufactured goods, while the rest of the UK will not.Northern Ireland will still be part of the UK's customs territory but it will also continue to follow EU customs rules.That is likely to mean new bureaucracy for trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.A clip of the briefing has been widely shared on social media. So did Boris Johnson get all the details correct?1. "There will not be checks on goods going from Northern Ireland to Great Britain."That is a long-standing UK government policy.In 2017, it promised that Northern Ireland companies would continue to have "unfettered access" to the rest of the UK, no matter what the Brexit outcome.Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has previously said there would be "limited targeted interventions" … [Read more...] about Brexit: No checks on goods between NI and GB, says PM
The Democratic Unionist party has given a guarded response to Boris Johnson’s apparent U-turn on the Irish border, saying it will judge any Brexit deal on how it affects Northern Ireland’s long-term economic and constitutional interests. In a statement on Friday night Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, reiterated the party’s opposition to the backstop but did not criticise the prime minister’s reported acceptance that there could not be a customs border on the island of Ireland. “The DUP has always indicated that the United Kingdom must leave the EU as one nation and in so doing that no barriers to trade are erected within the UK,” said Foster, warning against any measure that would “trap” Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market or customs union. She vowed to use the party’s “pivotal” influence at Westminster – it has 10 MPs and holds sway over some Conservative party Brexiters – to block any deal that … [Read more...] about DUP accepts ‘need to be flexible’ over demands for Brexit deal
In agreeing a deal to guarantee the Irish border remains invisible, with no checks fuelling inter-community tensions, the UK is moving the border to the Irish Sea. But the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) fears it will create an unwelcome new Brexit burden in Great Britain, forcing manufacturers to take on a mountain of paperwork and breaching Theresa May’s promise that east-west trade would remain unfettered. While the DUP softened its previous opposition to such an outcome, Sammy Wilson, the MP for East Antrim, raised concerns about the impact facilitating Boris Johnson’s new deal would have on businesses exporting from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Why is a barrier in the Irish Sea being discussed? If all goods entering the island of Ireland are checked before arrival for standards and tariffs, then cross-border trade can continue to flow unimpeded. It will also protect the single market and reduce the chance of suspect goods making their way to the continent via … [Read more...] about The ‘Irish Sea border’: what does it mean for GB business?