8 Oct 2019

DUP and Sinn Féin clash over Brexit customs plan

Scotland Correspondent

The leader of the Democratic Unionists has declared that any demand to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union after Brexit would be “beyond crazy”.

The leader of the Democratic Unionists has declared that any demand to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union after Brexit would be “beyond crazy”.

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Michelle O’Neill though took the opposite view, insisting that Northern Ireland “can’t withstand” being excluded from the customs union and the single market – accusing the Government of “playing fast and loose with our livelihoods.”

Whatever the outcome there is so much at stake on the Island of Ireland.