British Government Confirms No Border Posts on Irish Border

The British Government has today published a document on its plans for future border arrangements on the Northern Ireland border with the Republic of Ireland. The Government has also proposed maintaining the common travel area between the two countries following Brexit, and reasserted its commitment to the Good Friday agreement.

In an interview with the Irish News, Theresa May said:

“There should be no physical border infrastructure of any kind on either side of the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. I want people to be absolutely clear: the UK does not want to see border posts for any purpose”.

The Prime Minister added:

“While the UK will no longer be a member of the EU customs union, we have set out plans in this week’s paper on customs to seek a deal that allows for the most seamless possible movement of goods between the UK and EU”.