Osborne warns Northern Ireland voters Brexit would bring back border controls

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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers a speech during an event on the United Kingdom's membership of the EU in Bournemouth, Britain, 03 June 2016.

Osborne warns Northern Ireland voters Brexit would bring back border controls


The British chancellor of the exchequer (finance minister) George Osborne warned today that Brexit would cause a “profound economic shock” in Northern Ireland and lead to an “inevitable” reintroduction of border controls between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Ireland and Britain have allowed the free movement of people across their border for most of the past century, but Osborne said checks on people and goods would be unavoidable if the border becomes an external border of the EU ...


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