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Dolan hits out at latest Tory/DUP border check proposals

Published: 12 March, 2018

Jemma Dolan MLA has hit out at new proposals being considered by the DUP/Tory Government which would introduce border checks following Brexit.

The Sinn Féin party spokesperson on North-South Integration said:

"The latest suggestions from the British government on dealing with the border post-Brexit are nonsense.

"The British government have already committed to avoid hardening of the borer and avoiding physical infrastructure in the joint agreement in December.

"In areas such as Fermanagh and South Tyrone our economy is based on tourism and agriculture. "Any checks or delays on the border would have a negative impact on the economy.

"It is difficult to understand how anyone could agree to any hardening of the border yet that is exactly what the DUP are doing in providing a blank cheque to the Tories on Brexit.

"The best way to avoid this and the other problems posed by Brexit is for the north to secure special status within the EU." - Ends/Críoch