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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:02 PM

3. Updated Guardian Headline: Johnson accused of misleading public over Brexit deal after NI remarks

Source: The Guardian

Johnson accused of misleading public over Brexit deal after NI remarks

PM says there will be no checks on goods going from Northern Ireland to rest of UK

Heather Stewart, Jennifer Rankin and Lisa O'Carroll
Fri 8 Nov 2019 19.32 GMT
First published on Fri 8 Nov 2019 09.57 GMT

Boris Johnson has been accused of misleading the public about his own Brexit deal, after footage emerged of him telling exporters in Northern Ireland they will not need to fill in extra paperwork.

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The video, shot on Thursday night in Northern Ireland, showed him reassuring worried exporters they will not have to fill in customs declarations when they send goods across the Irish Sea. In answer to a question from an exporter about whether his business would have to complete extra forms, Johnson said: “You will absolutely not.”

He recommended that if any business is asked to fill in such paperwork, they should telephone the prime minister “and I will direct them to throw that form in the bin”.

That appeared to flatly contradict the Brexit secretary, who gave testimony to the House of Lords recently that businesses would need to complete “exit summary declarations” when sending shipments from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/08/boris-johnson-goods-from-northern-ireland-to-gb-wont-be-checked-brexit

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