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John Downing: Let's just hope the 'dizzy pigs' don't return

Published 25/06/2016 | 02:30

Will Brexit mean we will see the return of the 'dizzy pigs?'
Will Brexit mean we will see the return of the 'dizzy pigs?'

Will Brexit mean we will see the return of the "dizzy pigs?"

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Back in 1976 the word was that you could rent a truck and a load of pigs in Clones for IR£200. Then you could bring them north of the border, clerking them through on the way, and qualify for an EC subsidy.

The loophole was that the subsidy was payable every time those pigs went North. So, you could smuggle them back South, and repeat the process.

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