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Boris Johnson Says Irish Sea Border ‘Over My Dead Body’

  • Comment follows pledge to help firms file customs paperwork
  • Northern Ireland businesses face new red tape following Brexit
Boris Johnson
Boris JohnsonPhotographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned he would allow a post-Brexit border down the Irish Sea “over my dead body,” just days after pledging to help Northern Irish businesses cope with a new wave of customs red tape after the U.K. leaves the European Union.

Johnson made the comment during a visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland, where he also said businesses in the region would have unfettered access to England, Scotland and Wales after Brexit, according to the Press Association.