PM says ‘no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind’
There’s new video on Boris Johnson’s appearance with Tory supporters and business owners in Northern Ireland last night.
Posted by Sky News’ Lewis Goodall, it shows the prime minister insisting on “no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind” on goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain under his Brexit deal.
One business man asks if he will have to fill in customs declaration forms, Johnson: “You will absolutely not. If anybody asks you to do that [fill in a form], tell them to ring up the prime minister and I’ll direct them to throw that form in the bin.”
The business said: “Steve Barclay said we would.”
After a joke about illegal weapons and endangered species, Johnson said: “There will be no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind.”
Johnson, as was clear from previous video, is contradictory what his Brexit secretary Steve Barclay has said about the Brexit deal.
Barclay had told MPs that “minimal targeted interventions” would be required on some goods leaving Northern Ireland for the British mainland.