Boris Johnson has been caught on camera saying Northern Ireland has a “great deal” because it will keep access to the single market and free movement after Brexit.
The prime minister was filmed talking up his Brexit deal to Conservative members when he made the claim – ignoring the fact that the rest of the UK will lose those benefits of EU membership under his plan.
You can watch the video of his comments below:
Most of the video (limited you 140 seconds) now uploaded https://t.co/3VjJHu2CZJ
More importantly, Johnson doesn’t seem to understand key parts of his own deal.
The prime minister repeated his dubious claim that there would be no checks on goods travelling between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
There will not be checks, I speak as the prime minister of the UK and a passionate unionist, there will not be checks on goods going from Northern Ireland to Great Britain, because we are the government of the UK and we will not institute, implement or enact such checks.
However, those remarks directly contradict his Northern Ireland secretary and Brexit secretary, who both admitted businesses in Northern Ireland would be forced to go through some checks when sending goods across the Irish Sea.
Some people have suggested the clip shows Johnson doesn’t know what he’s talking about…
Boris Johnson either doesn’t understand the deal he has negotiated or he isn’t telling the truth. Probably both. https://t.co/fvqh7PWPjS