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Listen: Tory MP Says Threat Of Food Shortages In Ireland Should Be Used At Threat To Ditch The Backstop.

: 12/07/2018 - 15:20

A Tory MP has said the threat of food shortages in Ireland should be used as a threat to ditch the Brexit backstop.

Priti Patel made the comments after a leaked report said there could be food shortages here in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

It also said the Irish economy would be worse hit than the British.

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald hit out at the comments that the threat of a lack of food should be used in negotiations:

16marylou.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

Image: Priti Patel, via Twitter.

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