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Brexit - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:37 pm on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Hain Lord Hain Labour 3:37 pm, 2nd October 2019

Will the noble Lord confirm, in the light of the Prime Minister’s speech earlier today and the proposals that have just been published, that effectively the Government are saying, “We won’t impose border controls of a customs check character at or near the border, but since that border is the external customs union frontier of the European Union and the Republic of Ireland, it is up to them to do it”? Is that not a despicable, pass-the-parcel, grubby approach to all this?