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Boris Johnson criticised after praising Northern Ireland’s single market access

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 8, 2019
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Boris Johnson has praised his EU Withdrawal Agreement as a "great deal" for Northern Ireland because it keeps free movement and "access to the single market" despite his desire to pull the rest of the UK out of such arrangements.

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The Liberal Democrats seized on the Prime Minister’s words, asking if they were good enough for Northern Ireland, why not the rest of the UK?

Speaking to Conservatives in Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson talked up his exit terms with the European Union for its ability to keep single market access and free movement for Northern Ireland.

Johnson, in a video posted on Twitter by Manufacturing NI, said: “Northern Ireland has got a great deal. You keep free movement, you keep access to the single market but you also have, as it says in the deal, unfettered access to GB.”

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the PM following his comments for wanting to treat the six counties differently to the rest of Britain.


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