Concern over French Brexit comments on border

A North West MEP has secured a meeting with the French agriculture representative that called for a hard border to be imposed between the North and the Republic post-Brexit.

The comments by the rep who is with one of France’s biggest lobby groups known as the French Chamber of Agriculture.

Last month Christophe Hillairet, President of the Ile de France section of this Chamber of Agriculture caused consternation among farming communities in Ireland by making calls for the re-establishment of a hard border on the island of Ireland.

On the basis of these remarks Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says he sought and secured a meeting with the head rep of the French Chamber of Agriculture in Brussels, Damian Prevost.

He told Ocean FM earlier he’s happy that the french agriculture sector now also understand the concerns about a hard border for farmers on the island of Ireland: