Tuesday 6 December 2016

Trips over Border jump 30pc since Brexit vote

Published 04/11/2016 | 02:30

Many shoppers are making the trip north in the run-up to Christmas (Stock picture)
Many shoppers are making the trip north in the run-up to Christmas (Stock picture)

Traffic heading over the Border has soared by almost 30pc on Saturday mornings since the Brexit vote.

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But Sterling surged to a four-week high yesterday after England's High Court ruled Prime Minister Theresa May's government needed parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit.

The judgment deepened Britain's divide over Europe, raising hopes among pro-EU politicians that they can soften the terms of the withdrawal.

Anti-EU campaigners said any attempt to hold back would be a betrayal of the Brexit vote.

Meanwhile, new research shows a link between the value of Sterling and traffic heading North. The largest increase is seen on Saturdays, between 10am-11am, with traffic up 29pc year-on-year.

Irish Independent

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