Donnelly hits out after Brexit Secretary makes only flying visit to border

Alliance West Tyrone Westminster candidate Stephen Donnelly has hit out at the Brexit Secretary after he made only a flying visit to the Irish border.

David Davis MP visited the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic earlier today, to meet stakeholders. However, media have since complained they were unaware of the visit until after Mr Davis left. He subsequently tweeted it was essential to keep the border free of physical infrastructure.

“A number of serious questions remain about the UK Government’s approach to the Irish border in the event of Brexit, questions Mr Davis could have answered if he had stayed and engaged with more than a handpicked few,” said Mr Donnelly.

“It appears as if the Brexit Secretary turned up for a photo opportunity and then left again without allowing a single journalist to question the UK Government’s disastrous vision for Brexit.

“With the Government’s apparent refusal to accept the clear necessity of the UK remaining within a customs union with the EU and Northern Ireland remaining in the single market, it is difficult to see exactly how promises of a border without any physical infrastructure can be achieved.”

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