Home > Agriculture > Eurosceptics plan for Ireland will avoid hard border says former Brexit minister

Eurosceptics plan for Ireland will avoid hard border says former Brexit minister

Written by Business World, on 2nd Oct 2018. Posted in Agriculture

article headline

 A plan by eurosceptic rebels in Britain's ruling party to rely on technology to check goods on the north-south land border on the island of Ireland would resolve a stalemate currently holding up a Brexit deal, a former junior Brexit minister said.

"We believe that we have produced a proposal which can operate within the current framework of technology and administration to deliver a free flowing border with no infrastructure on the island of Ireland within the boundaries of a free trade agreement," Steve Baker told BBC radio on Tuesday.

The Ireland border question is one of the principal issues holding up a deal between Britain and the EU over Brexit, with less than six months to go before Britain leaves the bloc. (Reuters)

Source: www.businessworld.ie

More articles from Agriculture

image Description

UK agrifood tariffs could represent €400m threat to Irish dairy exports

Read more
image Description

Glanbia shares surge 10% after forecast-beating earnings

Read more
image Description

Ireland under pressure over border plans for no-deal Brexit

Read more
image Description

EU agrees no-deal Brexit compensation for Irish farmers

Read more
image Description

Irish government says backstop is needed more than ever

Read more