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My concerns over the UK Government’s inaction to prove that no infrastructure will be built on the Northern Irish / Republic of Ireland border continue. I have asked many times if they will rule out any infrastructure – which includes simple things such as CCTV – and each time I have received no concise clear answer.

This time I pressed to see if the Government had spent anything on investigating the possibility of infrastructure on the border. The minister retorted that he is “pretty certain” that the answer is no.

I am appalled that he couldn’t give a categorical answer either way – especially when the peace process in Northern Ireland is such a fragile thing. Any creation of infrastructure on the border will raise tensions within the communities of Northern Ireland and I fear for its consequences that is why we need to be part of a customs union with the EU following Brexit.