Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Oct. 22, 2019 1 min read

wonder if any of the ERG feel an ounce of remorse about selling the DUP down the river

Sammy Wilson DUP MP currently telling the Commons:

“Goods moving from GB to NI will be subject to declarations, checks, tariffs being imposed and now we find out yesterday that despite the promise of unfettered access to the UK the checks will occur in the opposite direction.”

Sammy Wilson says “I nearly choked” when Johnson told him the new regulatory border in the Irish Sea would be “light touch” despite NI companies having to make customs declarations to sell stuff to another part of the same country.

“The PM thinks I can’t read the agreement?!”

We are now through the looking glass with Anna Soubry buddying up to Sammy Wilson and defending his “serious assertions” about the potential impact of the agreement on the union


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