Monday 9 September 2019 / 9:34 AM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer comments on Boris Johnson’s meeting with Leo Varadkar

Keir Starmer, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, speaking ahead of Boris Johnson’s meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, said:

“Over recent weeks, there have been disturbing briefings coming out of Government about its intention to backtrack on the solemn commitments made to the people of Northern Ireland two years ago.

“Those commitments were the foundation of an agreement with the EU that would protect the peace process and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland.

“When Boris Johnson meets the Irish Prime Minister, he must make absolutely clear there will be no rowing back and the Government will not take the negotiations down such a reckless path.”