SDLP MP 'deeply despondent' on hard border

Alasdair McDonnell heard customs experts warn of 'no choice' on checkpoints

3rd February, 2017
A sign along the border campaigning against a 'hard' Brexit. Pic: Getty

SDLP MP for South Belfast Alasdair McDonnell has told The Business Post he is “deeply despondent” about Brexit and the prospect of retaining a seamless border between the Republic and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the EU.

May said earlier this month that Britain would not be a full member of the EU customs union – in which goods can cross the border without tariffs - after Brexit.

Lux said that although Britain...

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