Theresa May met Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, earlier today.
Donald Tusk reportedly told the Prime Minister that the British government needed to come forward with realistic proposals to avoid a hard border in Ireland. This comes after Open Britain uncovered a video of Theresa May speaking two days before the Brexit referendum, making clear that a vote to leave the EU would make an open border on the island of Ireland impossible.
Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:
“Theresa May would have done well during her meeting with Donald Tusk to listen to his comments earlier today about the very real consequences of Britain leaving the Single Market and Customs Union.
“It is the Prime Minister’s own ideologically self-imposed red lines that will create friction in our trade with our largest trading partner and will lead to a hard border in Northern Ireland.
“If she won’t listen to Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister should listen to herself and be up front with the British people that the return of a hard border in Northern Ireland is an inevitable consequence of the Brexit choices she has made.”
Notes to editors
Earlier today Open Britain uncovered an interview given by Theresa May just before the referendum to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she said Brexit would make a hard border inevitable: WATCH HERE