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Seven days 4 October 2019

Seven days 4 October 2019

Irish customs checks

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Prime minister Boris Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that customs checks on the island of Ireland are a Brexit “reality”, as pressure mounts on the leader to find an alternative to the Irish backstop. Mr Johnson was adamant that "a sovereign united country must have a single customs territory", but declined to outline his government’s proposed solution. As a way of avoiding an immediate hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the backstop would have kept Northern Ireland in a temporary customs union with the European Union following the UK’s scheduled departure on 31 October, but it has been roundly rejected by leading Brexiteers. 

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