“The unfettered access was always about Northern Ireland businesses into Great Britain.”

Brandon Lewis, Sky News

January 19, 2021

The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis suggested that claims about no border checks between Britain and Northern Ireland was only concerned with goods leaving Northern Ireland, not the other way round. He said: “The unfettered access was always about Northern Ireland businesses into Great Britain.”

Facts

 In 2019, before the election, Boris Johnson told Sophy Ridge:

“There won’t be checks. There is no question of there being checks on goods going NI-GB or GB-NI.” (Our emphasis.)

For our full analysis on Boris Johnsons statement above see here.

Verdict

Brandon Lewis made a false statement, probably to protect his Prime Minister. Once again, this shows the fundamental problem which honest ministers face when they are obliged to follow the leadership of a deceitful  Prime Minister. 

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