Ireland Checks at Irish border ‘unavoidable’ after Brexit, warns Barnier

18:11  09 february  2018
18:11  09 february  2018 Source:

Theresa May Warns Plotting Tory MPs ‘I’m Not A Quitter’

  Theresa May Warns Plotting Tory MPs ‘I’m Not A Quitter’ A defiant Theresa May has warned rebellious Tory MPs that she is “not a quitter” and signalled she will fight the next general election as party leader. Despite a fresh bout of speculation that she could face a vote of no confidence, the Prime Minister said she was focused on the “long term job to be done” and insisted she was delivering for the public on key issues like Brexit, jobs, health, education and housing.She also shrugged off claims that she was a “tortoise” on delivering radical policies, adding “I have never tried to compare myself to any animal, or bird or car”.

Michel Barnier has told the UK that “the time has come to make a choice” on the customs union, warning “being outside means there will be unavoidable barriers to trade”. His visit to London came as Downing Street ruled out remaining in a customs union with the EU after Brexit .

Senator McCain DACA deal doesn't include border wall funding. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, he warned the Prime Minister would only continue to command a But Brexit Secretary David Davis hit back to insist Britain can have free trade with the European Union as well as the rest of the world.

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (Nick Ansell/PA) © Provided by The Press Association EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (Nick Ansell/PA)

Checks at the Irish border will be “unavoidable” under Theresa May’s Brexit plans for the UK to leave the single market and customs union, Michel Barnier has warned.

Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator also told reporters that agreement on a transitional deal after the UK leaves the bloc in March 2019 was “not a given”.

After the latest round of Brexit talks between officials in Brussels, he said three “substantial” disagreements remain with the UK over plans for a transition period.

He added: “If these disagreements persist the transition is not a given.”

On the issue of the Irish border he told reporters: “Any solution must be precise, clear and unambiguous.”

He added: “It is important to tell the truth. A UK decision to leave the single market and to leave the customs union would make border checks unavoidable.”

Boris Johnson condemned for ‘insulting’ speech on Brexit .
The Foreign Secretary did not refer to Ireland during his remarks, angering an Irish politician.Fianna Fail TD Stephen Donnelly slammed the Foreign Secretary for speaking about stag parties and the eye-popping activities of those living abroad but did not address the pressing issue of the border in his “road to Brexit” speech in London last week.

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