McFadden – Boris needs to ensure there is no hard border in Ireland

A hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would be “madness” and “unthinkable”, the Foreign Secretary said in Foreign Office Questions in the House of Commons earlier today.

Commenting, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“If Boris thinks a hard border is unthinkable, he has to follow through and ensure that one is not needed.

“At the moment, Ministers think they can leave the Customs Union and the Single Market and then blame the EU for the consequences of their decisions. But leaving the Single Market and Customs Union were decisions taken by Boris and his fellow Brexiteers for ideological reasons, and they were made without a second’s thought to the consequences for the Irish border. 

“It is therefore in Boris’s hands, and those of his fellow Ministers, to ensure there is no need for a hard border. The simplest way to do so would be to remain in the Customs Union, even if we are leaving the EU.”