Tories' Brexit deal would be a knockout blow to Northern Irish economy

December 10, 2019 7:16 AM

Alistair Carmichael"Boris Johnson has been caught lying to the British public once again. Leaked documents reveal the Conservative government's Northern Ireland Protocol plans, showing that his "great" Brexit deal would be in fact a knockout blow to the economy of Northern Ireland,", say Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrats Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary.

"This is proof that the Conservatives just see Brexit as a political game, no matter the cost. Boris Johnson doesn't care about other people's jobs, he only cares about keeping his own.

"The Tories knows that their Brexit deal will devastate the economy. By their own estimate, 98% of Northern Irish exporters are "likely to struggle to bear this cost". Many of these are small, local businesses who form the backbone of our communities and our economy.

"Any form of Brexit will be disruptive to jobs, the economy, and our security.

"These documents show Boris Johnson is hiding the truth about the damage his Brexit plans would do to our family of nations.

"He has lied to the Queen, lied to Parliament and now he's lying to the public.

"If Boris Johnson gets a majority, the Brexit chaos will drag on for years to come as it's clear major issues like the Irish Border will remain unsolved.

"Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Boris, stop Brexit and invest the £50 billion pound Remain Bonus in our public services."