Another Brexit scare proved WRONG: Northern Irish peace process will NOT be damaged

ANOTHER part of the Remain campaign’s Project Fear tactic has been proven to be untrue after Theresa May and the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed that Brexit will not damage the Northern Irish peace process.

Theresa May and the Irish Taoiseach Enda KennyGETTY  Mrs May and Mr Kenny confirmed that Brexit will not damage the Northern Ireland peace process

During the EU referendum former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major were sent to Northern Ireland to warn that a Leave vote would start the troubles again and end the friendly open relationship with Ireland.But today Mrs May and Mr Kenny confirmed that the peace process will continue unaffected and that the two countries will enjoy a close trading relationship and common travel area.

During the campaign the remain campaign continually made false claims that all these things would be killed off if Britain leaves the EU.

This follows other Project Fear claims being proven false including ones that the border arrangements at Calais would be ended by the French in revenge for a Brexit vote, that security would be undermined, Britain would struggle to win trade deals and the economy would collapse.

It also comes as new Trade secretary Liam Fox has opened new offices America to start setting up a British/ American trade deal underming claims that Britain would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal.The British government will open three new offices in the United States to promote business and economic ties following its vote to leave the European Union, the Department for International Trade said on Tuesday.

The cities of Minneapolis in Minnesota, Raleigh in North Carolina and San Diego in southern California have been chosen because of their economic productivity and established research and development institutions, the Trade Department said.

Dr Fox said: “Our ambitious vision for an open and outward-looking UK economy includes growing our footprint in the most important markets around the world and these three cities offer exciting opportunities to boost trade and investment.”


At a press conference in Downing Street, Mrs May with Mr Kenny said she was determined to maintain “the closest possible relationship” between the UK and the Republic of Ireland following Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

It is in all our interests to work together to safeguard our national security

Prime Minister Theresa May

The Prime Minister said there was a “strong will” to preserve free travel across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after Britain leaves the EU, and suggested that this could involve a common approach to the use of data on passengers arriving from outside the British Isles.Speaking alongside Mr Kenny in Downing Street, Mrs May said they had agreed that Britain and Ireland must “take time” to find practical solutions to a number of “complex issues” arising from the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

“I recognise that one of the biggest concerns for people is the common travel area,” she said.

 Theresa May and the Irish Taoiseach Enda KennyGETTY  Mrs May is determined to maintain a close relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland

“As I said [on a visit this week to Northern Ireland], we benefited from a common travel area between the UK and the Republic of Ireland for many years before either country was a member of the EU.”There is a strong will on both sides to preserve it and so we must now focus on securing a deal that is in the interests of both of us.

“Alongside this, we should continue our efforts to strengthen the external borders of the common travel area; for example, through a common approach to the use of passenger data.”

On the peace process, Mrs May said: “It is in all our interests to work together to safeguard our national security and the outcome of the referendum will not undermine it.

“We are both fully committed to working together in support of the Northern Ireland Executive to build a better, stronger, safer future for the people of Northern Ireland.”Indeed, it is vital that we keep up the momentum on tackling paramilitary groups and building a shared future.

“And today we have reaffirmed our commitment to establishing a new Independent Reporting Commission by the end of this year, which will support these efforts.”

Mrs May concluded: “It is precisely because the relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland is so deep and so important that there are many issues to resolve as the UK leaves the European Union.

“But I firmly believe that we can make a success of Brexit and take our relationship forwards not backwards.”

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