Irish foreign minister takes swipe at Britain Brexit plans, border talks

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has criticized Britain’s Brexit proposal, saying the proposal has been met with widespread skepticism and that implementing an invisible border between Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of the Brexit plan is not a credible solution.

Speaking to reporters after talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Coveney said London’s plans for how to implement an invisible border between Ireland and Northern Ireland weren’t credible and called on Britain to make sure the Good Friday Agreement isn’t damaged by Brexit.

“I think there is a recognition that [Britain’s plan for its border with Ireland] needs a lot more work,” Coveney said. He further elaborated that the 1998 peace accord was negotiated based on the assumption that both Britain and Ireland would remain members of the EU.

Coveney added that unless the UK makes a more detailed proposal on what it owes the EU as it…

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