RTÉ News reported that the British Government is allegedly proposing to build customs posts between five and ten miles along both sides of the border to replace the backstop, as part of the UK’s Brexit deal proposals.
However, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has dismissed the idea.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also dismissed the leaked proposal but told BBC this morning that it’s a “reality” that some customs checks will be needed.
Further to this…
Richard Cantwell tweetz:
Here’s a map [above] showing what a 10-mile buffer zone along *both* sides of the border would look like.
There are over 625,000 people living in the zone.
Last night, RTÉ’s Europe Editor Tony Connelly tweeted:
Tánaiste Simon Coveney responded…
Non-Paper = Non-Starter. Time the EU had a serious proposal from the UK Govt if a #Brexit deal is to be achievable in October. NI and IRE deserves better!
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) September 30, 2019
Is it possible that all of our TD’s and media were asleep ten days ago when Jean-Claude Juncker said checks were necessary in the event of no-deal? Astounding the gamble they all made backing Varadkar & Coveney’s high risk strategy. https://t.co/pl67hdRL8C
— Robert Burke (@robertburke84) October 1, 2019