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Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - Brussels Revised edition

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
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  Richard Tice (NI). – Mr Barnier, would you please explain to this Chamber, and indeed the citizens of Europe, why you refuse to adopt the recommendations of your own expert, Lars Karlsson, in his report ‘Smart Borders 2’ – his excellent 48-page report produced in November 2017, confirming that using existing technologies, existing best practices around the world, that actually you could have a friction-free border in Ireland.

Why, sir, do you continue to reject that recommendation?

May I put it to you? The reason is that you want to handcuff the European Union to regulatory alignment and to the Customs Union because you don’t want us to succeed as a high-growth, low-tax, smartly-regulated country off Europe.

(Applause from various quarters)

 
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