Theresa May considering controversial 'fast-track register' plan for people crossing Irish border 3 months ago

Theresa May considering controversial 'fast-track register' plan for people crossing Irish border

It is one of many proposals that the British PM is considering.

Despite phase one Brexit deal agreed upon last December, a new system is on the table which will involve checks and controls at the border.

The idea is one of many being put forward to Theresa May, and it will involve people registering in advance of crossing the Irish border, in order to avoid checks and delays.

However, part of the proposal will involve any who crosses the border but does not register in advance will be considered to have "entered the state irregularly".

In a report by The Independent, this new proposal has been strongly criticised by the Irish government, who claim that it will break Theresa May's pledge of "physical infrastructure and associated checks" at the border once Brexit has occurred.

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The former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain went on to say that this proposal of pre-registering "would be risking immediate civil unrest. If I was Northern Ireland Secretary and this report came on to my desk, its next stop would be the bin."

While Theresa May has previously promised that there would be no infrastructure set up on the border post-Brexit, this new strategy would involve the installation of CCTV cameras to track vehicle licence plate numbers.

May has also stated to her colleagues at No.10 Downing Street that she has "asked officials to look at it very carefully", going on to say that "I believe it gives some very good proposals for solutions."

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