Wednesday 2 May 2018 / 5:55 PM Brexit

Government’s failure to find a solution is creating deep uncertainty for communities in Northern Ireland – Chapman

Jenny Chapman, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Minister, responding to the House of Lords’ decision to back an amendment to help prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland, said:

“This vote sends a clear signal to the Government that they must urgently find a solution to the Northern Ireland border.

“Ill-conceived compromises and unrealistic technological solutions are simply not good enough. The Government’s failure to act is holding back the Brexit negotiations and creating deep uncertainty for communities in Northern Ireland.

“Ministers should back this amendment and accept Labour’s call for a new comprehensive customs union with the EU.”