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The European Commission shall not be allowed to annexe Northern Ireland or put a disruptive hard border in place, says Gerard Batten


Published Feb 28, 2018

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said: "The EU is trying to divide Northern Ireland away from the UK and attempting to undermine and reverse the referendum decision.

"Every party in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Irish Republic, along with both governments have said they wish to avoid a hard border. 

"The only party saying they will put a hard border in place is the European Commission, ie Michel Barnier. The European Commission must not be allowed to annexe Northern Ireland or put a disruptive hard border in place. There are a number of solutions to the Irish border issue."

  1. Irexit – Ireland leaves the EU and has a free trade deal with the UK.
  2. Ireland is given special trade status by the WTO due to its unique trading links and history with the UK.
  3. There is a bespoke technological solution at the border, without customs posts etc. This was the preferred earlier solution of the UK government. 
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