BJ on Today regarding the backstop:
“The obvious way to do it is to make sure that you have checks on everybody who breaks the law, but you do it away from the border,”
I read this as perhaps: Minimal (zero?) customs checks unless authorities have prior intelligence of a likely crime.
Yeah ... the EU are not going to be ok with that. The UK shouldn’t be ok with that. He was pressed on this, this is the best he could give.
This is so obviously not a workable plan, it’s quite insulting.