Newton Emerson: DUP seeks bogey man as ‘sea border’ solution looms

Sammy Wilson’s attack on Coveney is a diversion from common travel area for goods

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley said on Wednesday that there would be no new cameras on the Border after Brexit. Video: Parliament TV

Sammy Wilson, an MP and former Stormont finance minister, has accused Tánaiste Simon Coveney of being a “belligerent, interfering Brit-basher” using Brexit “as an excuse to break up the UK”.

“Border issues can all be dealt with by technology but Coveney and co have stuck their heads in the sand refusing to even consider this solution because it doesn’t suit his aggressive republican agenda,” according to Wilson.

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