12 Sep 2018

Tory rebels’ move to kill off May’s Brexit plan

Conservative pro-Brexit MPs claim they’ve got a plan to unlock one of the trickiest issues in the Brexit negotiations, avoiding a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Their idea, to streamline customs checks using established technology, was swiftly dismissed by Dublin as an “unworkable distraction”.

And the policy launch was overshadowed by questions over whether the pro-Brexit Tory MPs in the European Research Group have been plotting not just to get rid of Theresa May’s Brexit policy, but Theresa May herself.

We talk to people living along the Irish border, and discuss the issues with Conservative MPs Jacob Rees-Mogg and Gillian Keegan.