Hain – Irish Government have just destroyed major Brexit myth - People's Vote

Hain – Irish Government have just destroyed major Brexit myth

The Irish Government have today published documents revealing details of how they would respond to a No Deal.

The documents make clear that the Irish will impose checks on goods crossing the border in the event of No Deal.


Commenting, Lord (Peter) Hain, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign said:

“Another one of the great myths of the advocates of a destructive Brexit or even No Deal being imposed on the people of the United Kingdom has just been destroyed by the Irish government.

“The repeated claim that the Irish would not impose tariffs and customs checks in the event of the UK crashing out of the EU has been definitively dismissed in official documents published in Dublin this afternoon.

“Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have made it clear they are intent on inflicting a destructive Brexit on the whole of the UK without any democratic consent, least of all in Northern Ireland where the damage would be felt first and worst.

“This assault on our democracy must be opposed and, instead of the decision about our future resting in the hands of the 160,000 individuals who are members of the Conservative Party, it must be given back to the people in a final say referendum.”