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Johnson Says No Checks Required At Border Under His Brexit Plans

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:23 PM - 2 Oct 2019



The British Prime Minister insists no checks will be required at or close to the Northern Ireland border under his Brexit plans.

Boris Johnson has told the Tory party conference that he is putting forward "constructive and reasonable" Brexit proposals.

He'll deliver the plans to the EU later today.

Mr. Johnson has told his party colleagues that the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process will be respected.

On the issue of the border, Boris Johnson said "We will under no circumstances have checks at or near the border in Northern Ireland. We will respect the peace process and the Good Friday agreement. And by a process of renewable democratic consent by the executive and assembly of Northern ireland we will go further and protect the existing regulatory arrangements for farmers and other businesses on both sides of the border".

However, Mr. Johnson says both the EU and UK will have to find compromises to find a way forward on Brexit.

The Taoiseach is due to speak to Prime Minister Boris Johnson by phone this evening to discuss Brexit.

Leo Varadkar has said the outline of the UK's proposals so far are not the basis for a deal.

He's also revealed two of Mr Johnson's aides came to Dublin yesterday to brief the government on the UK's proposals.



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