Johnson: UK-Ireland free movement will continue in event of no-deal Brexit

Free movement between the UK and Ireland will not end in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Prime Minister has said.

Boris Johnson and Irish premier Leo Varadakar spoke by phone for almost an hour on Monday evening, following the announcement that free movement for EU citizens travelling to the UK will end immediately in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister made clear that the common travel area, which long predates the UK and Ireland joining the EU, would not be affected by the ending…
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