Local TD warns of ‘fake news’ and misinformation in Brexit debate

Ireland needs to be careful not to add fuel to the fire of misinformation around Brexit, according to a local TD.

Brendan Smith made the comments in the Dáil today after the release of more Brexit contingency plans by the Government this week.

He hit out at the misinformation from the Tory leadership hopefuls, saying that “even the wildest piece of nonsense is hailed as political fact”.

The Fianna Fáil TD said there needs to be a balance between keeping people informed but not adding to misinformation in Britain:

It comes amid ongoing uncertainty over how goods coming from north to south will be checked if the UK crashes out of Europe without a deal.

Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith says ideas of a technological solution are fiction: