Dodds responds to Leo Varadkar

18 October 2019

DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds said,

Nigel Dodds

DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs

Nigel Dodds

“If Leo Varadkar thinks unionism is just about red post boxes then he is either very ill informed or else just wishes to be offensive.

Of course we will still use sterling and Her Majesty The Queen will be our head of state, but a new trade barrier will have been erected between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom without the consent of anyone who lives here.

Trade borders have always run to the core of any nation.  Customs duties are collected at the border. Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom therefore there should be unfettered trade within the boundaries of the United Kingdom.

More bureaucracy for trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will potentially increase costs for consumers and ultimately reduce choice for consumers also.”

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