Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has announced that there would be no high-tech cameras on the border after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
Veteran Labour MP Kate Hoey, who is a staunch supporter of Brexit, has accused Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley of submitting to the Irish Republican Army (IRA), designated a terrorist organization in the UK.
“Are you saying we might not consider putting up or using cameras away from the border … because of some blackmailing and threats by dissidents who might actually decide that they are going to start killing people? Are we really saying that? As that [is] what it sounds like,” Bradley said, in an apparent reference to the IRA.
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She also singled out the British government’s “practical” stance pertaining to the ways to grapple with the sensitive issue of Northern Irish border.
Her remarks came after Bradley, one of the closest allies of British Prime Minister Theresa May, announced that there would be no new cameras on the Irish border after Brexit.
“We are committed to no new physical infrastructure at the border, no new checks or controls at the border. We have said there will be no ANPR [automatic number plate recognition] cameras, no new cameras, we have been clear that there will be no new physical infrastructure,” Bradley said.
She pointed out that such infrastructure “would be a…