May's 'nice words' cut no ice with borders expert

Irish government 'will have no choice' on customs checks, British MPs are told

2nd February, 2017
Protesters outside the Houses of Parliament during Article 50 vote. Pic: Getty

Though the vote – which saw 47 Labour Party MPs defying their leader to vote against the bill - took the headlines last night, a hearing elsewhere in the British parliament hours before the vote may have been of more significance to Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Select Committee, which has been holding hearings on the future of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland, heard from two EU customs experts and international trade lawyers, Michael...

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