Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson helps quality control staff during a general election campaign visit to the Tayto Castle crisp factory in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Britain November 7, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS

Boris Johnson just accidentally made the perfect argument for remaining in the EU.
Speaking in Northern Ireland, Johnson said his Brexit deal would allow the province to keep free movement and access to the Single Market and described this as a “great deal”
However, these benefits will both be lost by the rest of the United Kingdon.
This provokes the obvious question as to why his deal denies this to the rest of the UK.
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LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an unusual and very revealing comment on Thursday night which accidentally makes an incredibly compelling argument against his own Brexit deal.

Speaking at a meeting of local Conservatives in Northern Ireland on Thursday evening, the prime minister said: “Actually, Northern Ireland has got a great deal. You keep free movement, you keep access to the single market, but you also, as it says in the deal, have unfettered access to [Great Britain].”

This poses a rather obvious question.

If retaining free movement and staying in the single market is such a “great deal” for Northern Ireland, then why has Johnson prioritised a Brexit plan which ensures the rest of the UK is prevented from having that same access and freedom?

As the Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake pointed out this morning: “The Single Market and freedom of movement are a great deal – even Boris Johnson recognises this – so why isn’t he keeping them for the whole of the UK as part of the many benefits of EU membership?

Watch Boris Johnson argue against his own Brexit deal

“Northern Ireland has got a great deal. You keep free movement. You keep access to the single market.”

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) November 8, 2019

The Brexit deal Johnson brokered with the EU in October would see …read more

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