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  • The British government believe efforts to avoid a hard border in Ireland would be "unsustainable" in the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit.

    The revelation comes in what The Sunday Times describes as an unprecedented leak of official documents.

     

    The classified files set out the most likely - rather than worst case scenario.

    They show the UK government expects the return of a hard border to the island of Ireland.

    Senior officials there believe widespread checks will be necessary as current plans to avoid them will prove "unsustainable".

    The documents also show Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the EU without a transition deal.

    It comes as Boris Johnson will tell French and German leaders that there must be a new Brexit deal when he meets them next week.

    The British PM is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday ahead of a G7 summit of world leaders.

    However, the European Union has previously said it wouldn't renegotiate.

     

  • The decision yesterday by the British Prime Minister Theresa May, to abandon the vote in the House of Commons on the agreed Brexit deal between the UK and the EU, has left Ireland in a very precarious situation with the UK more likely now to leave the EU on the March 29th next  - with no deal in place for its withdrawal. That’s the view of the Fianna Fail spokesperson on Brexit, Mayo deputy Lisa Chambers.

    The deputy says with or without a deal - Brexit is not good for Ireland but without a deal the impact on Ireland could be catastrophic.

    She is now urging the Irish government to intensify its preparations for a potential withdrawal of the UK from the EU without a deal in just a few months time.

    Deputy Chambers has been speaking to Midwest News about yesterday’s developments in the House of Commons