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Johnson letter proves Tories still have no answer to Irish border

August 20, 2019 1:46 PM
By Hartlepool Lib Dems

Responding to Boris Johnson's letter to Donald Tusk outlining his opposition to the backstop, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:

"The backstop, agreed between the UK Government and the EU, is there to guarantee no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Boris Johnson's proposal to replace it with 'a commitment to put in place arrangements as far as possible before the end of the transition period' is so vague as to be deeply embarrassing. The border issue remains intractable and Johnson's intervention simply highlights after three years the Conservative Government are no closer to identifying a credible solution."