- Title: UK PM Johnson: No Irish border posts, but will need checks somewhere
- Date: 1st October 2019
- Summary: CLOUGHOGE, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) SIGN ON SIDE OF ROAD IN BORDER AREA BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND READING (English) "NO EU FRONTIER IN IRELAND / NO HARD BORDER"
- Embargoed: 15th October 2019 08:47
- Keywords: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Brexit backstop withdrawal agreement EU European Union Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement
- Location: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/CLOUGHOGE, JONESBOROUGH, FLURRYBRIDGE AND BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM / CARRICKCARNAN, IRELAND
- City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/CLOUGHOGE, JONESBOROUGH, FLURRYBRIDGE AND BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM / CARRICKCARNAN, IRELAND
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZ9N1HJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain is not proposing border posts along the frontier between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, but there will need to be checks somewhere, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday (October 1.)
Asked whether his government was proposing border posts located some distance from the boundary line itself, he said: "Absolutely not".
But he added: "In the end, a sovereign, united country must have a single customs territory. When the UK withdraws from the EU that must be the state of affairs that we have."
(Production: Martin Veal)
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