Northern Ireland food checks under no-deal Brexit to remain secret

Department says it would be ‘damaging’ to reveal plans for cross-border inspections

Northern Ireland’s agriculture department has refused to reveal its plans for cross-border animal and food health checks under a no-deal Brexit, on the grounds that disclosure would have a “damaging effect” on “international relations”.

Although the plans would have to be implemented in less than three weeks’ time in the event Theresa May’s departure agreement fails to pass a third vote, authorities said such a disclosure would “weaken or inhibit NI’s position in the negotiations” on Brexit.

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