Howlin calls for immediate publication of Revenue Commissioners Brexit report

08 October 2017

Labour Party leader, Brendan Howlin TD, has called for the immediate publication of a Revenue Commissioners report setting out the implications of Brexit for the border and Irish businesses.

Speaking today, Deputy Howlin said:

“I see no point in the Government keeping this analysis to itself. The report should be published, with redactions if necessary, over the coming days.

“The goal of Irish policy now should be to persuade the UK Government to keep the UK within the single market and the customs union. All of my activity at the recent British Labour Party Conference was focussed on that goal, and collectively I believe that we are making some progress.

“I think the penny is beginning to drop in the UK. To make further progress, we need to eliminate the notion that there is some technological fix to this particular problem.

“This report will be useful for those in the UK who recognise that reality and are minded to help. While the report is focussed on the impact on Irish business arising from UK non-membership of the customs union it equally follows for UK companies seeking to do business not just with Ireland but with the EU itself.”

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