Open Britain have uncovered a shocking video of Prime Minister Theresa May saying what Brexit will really mean for the Northern Ireland border. WATCH HERE.
Speaking just two days before the referendum in June 2016, the then-Home Secretary admitted that “if we were out of the European Union, with tariffs on exporting goods into the EU, there would have to be something to recognise that between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. And if you pulled out of the EU and came out of free movement then how could you have a situation where there was an open border with a country which was in the EU and had access to free movement?”
Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“Before the referendum, before she became Prime Minister, and before she was dependent on the DUP to drive through her plans for a hard Brexit, Theresa May told the truth: if we leave the Customs Union and the Single Market there will be a hard border in Ireland.
“It is imperative that Mrs May uses her ‘Road to Brexit’ speech tomorrow to be honest with the people of our country about what the consequences of her hard Brexit policy are. She needs to drop the dishonesty and face down the extreme Brexiters in her party.
“Anything else would be to put party and personal interests ahead of the national interest.
“There is only one way to avoid a hard border in Ireland and to protect the Good Friday Agreement - that is for the whole of the UK to stay in the Customs Union and the Single Market.”
Notes to editors:
The full video of Theresa May’s comments can be viewed here.