Carthy calls on EU Commission to stand by position regarding Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations

The EU Commission says a hard border can only be avoided if Northern Ireland stays in the single market after Brexit.

A position paper sent by the EU to the British government says the north should also stay in the customs union.

It says this is the only way that the common travel area can be maintained, and the Good Friday Agreement protected.

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy is now calling on the EU Commission to stand over their position: