Leslie – David Davis’s new idea for Northern Ireland “both dangerous and impractical”

David Davis has reportedly come up with a new idea to solve the problems created by Brexit at the Northern Ireland border, involving a ten-mile ‘buffer zone’ and Northern Ireland operating under dual UK-EU regulatory systems.

Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“David Davis's new idea for solving the Northern Ireland border problem manages to combine both a lack of feasibility with a complete ignorance of the history of the region. It is both dangerous and impractical.  

“If there was an award for coming up with unnecessarily complicated and convoluted solutions to self-inflicted problems, David Davis would win it every year.  

“The solution to this dilemma is staring David Davis in the face: the UK as a whole must stay in the Single Market and the Customs Union.”

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