No-deal Brexit 'could put 40,000 jobs at risk' in NI

Two SNP mavericks have urged the party to back a new route to independence

Two SNP mavericks have urged the party to back a new route to independence

However, the Government insists that does not have to happen at the border and it is not planning for a return to customs posts.

"Analysis of import volumes and commodity prices shows that NI businesses would have increased vulnerability to low-priced non-EU imports in the GB or NI market". Mr Coveney said on Tuesday that checks on animals and food would not take place on the border itself or close to it but he would not say whether such checks would be carried out in factories or farms.

Johnson, though, by a margin of 64 to 36 was more trusted to deliver Brexit by October 31, taking Britain out of the European Union more than three years after the 2016 referendum.

That is why retaining the backstop is "an absolute red line" for Ireland, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday.

It pointed to public statements from the police that any border infrastructure or personnel would become targets for sectarian militants.

"The consequences of a no deal Brexit for the political process in Northern Ireland could be very damaging".

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Additional Irish police resources have been deployed to border areas in recent months, part of a general increase in recruitment, the updated plan said.

Mr Coveney said: "It will make it more hard for the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement to function and it will be a fundamental disruptor to the all island economy as it functions today seamlessly".

"A no-deal Brexit should not even be remotely considered by the UK Government".

"The proposed United Kingdom tariff regime would significantly impact on the competitiveness of the Irish agriculture sector and is extremely damaging for Irish agri-food exports to the United Kingdom, and most particularly for the beef and dairy sectors which would be the most severely affected".

"Fundamentally what is required, deal or no deal, is regulatory alignment".

A no-deal Brexit has been labelled an "ugly prospect" by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney.

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