ACRE Lead Candidate Visits the Northern Irish Border
On 9 March, the ACRE’s lead candidate Jan Zahradil visited Northern Ireland. He gave a key note speech at the Annual Conference of the Ulster Unionist Party in Belfast where he stressed the importance of preserving the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom after Brexit and the importance of having a strong UK operating in partnership with the EU.
In the afternoon he had the opportunity to visit the villages of Belcoo and Blacklion where the hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland used to be. “Nobody wants a hard border here after Brexit so we must make sure it won't happen. We must not return to the borders of the past,” commented Zahradil after the visit.