Tuesday February 25, 2020

Varadkar: ‘I’ll warn Johnson of threat to peace’

The government has insisted that ongoing discussions with the European Commission about the customs controls required near the border in the event of a hard Brexit are about 'checks' and 'not checkpoints'

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
8th September, 2019

Leo Varadkar is going to warn Boris Johnson about the threat to “lives and livelihoods” posed by the introduction of a hard border when the British prime minister visits tomorrow.

It comes amid reports that Johnson is determined to ignore the law passed in the British parliament last week, which requires him to seek a Brexit extension beyond the October 31 deadline.

Ahead of the face-to-face meeting in Dublin, Varadkar said he was going...

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