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Brexit will see a return to queues at Custom posts

Published 25/02/2016

On BBC News on February 22, when asked by BBC Northern Ireland political editor Mark Davenport about the implications on the border between the north and south of Ireland, Secretary of State Theresa Villiers stated that there have been decades of free movement over the border.

What she is obviously ignorant of is that for years anyone carrying goods over the border had four Customs stops. There was a commercial Customs station each side of the border, as well as the two frontier posts.

The usual time spent in the commercial stations was in excess of one hour. Half-hour stops at each of the frontier posts were also the norm.

With the UK out of the European Union, there are bound to be taxes levied on goods moving over the border - more paperwork, more time wasted.

I need say no more.

CHRIS CALDWELL

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