During a recent appearance at the Brexit Select Committee Secretary of State David Davis was questioned on Northern Ireland by Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield.
Ms Caulfield had recently travelled to Dublin with the Committee on a fact finding mission and was able to grill the Secretary of State on issues such as the need for a common travel area, an open border with the Republic and matching EU funding for Northern Ireland post-Brexit. These important issues are of concern to those in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland who frequently travel the border many times a day for work as was pointed out by Ms Caulfield.
Commenting after the committee meeting Maria said, “As the daughter of Irish immigrants I am proud of the UK’s relationship with the Republic of Ireland and want to ensure it can continue in as much the same way as possible after we leave the EU.
“An open border between the Republic and Northern Ireland is incredibly important for the economies of both countries and I am pleased that the issue is being taken seriously by the Secretary of State and that he is confident in resolving the issue.”