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Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

The Secretary of State says that there will be no border down the Irish sea or across the island of Ireland. The fact that the Government are intent on diverging from existing standards, however, means that checks of some sort will have to take place in Northern Ireland. What kind of checks does he think will be necessary? On the basis that there will be very real barriers to trade, will he take personal responsibility for the ensuing mess?