Parliament ignores simple solutions to Irish border issue.

Mr Bird said it is based on cutting-edge technology already used in major Dutch ports such as Eindhoven.

The smart tech can check the contents of freight, origin, bill of lading and allow it to move on without the need for handling or physical checks.

But attempts by GSM to put the proposal before the Government and MPs has fallen on deaf ears. In October the firm emailed the Commons Brexit Committee and last month it sent its proposal to Downing Street but received no reply.

Mr Bird said: “It is extremely frustrating. The Government wants to block and obfuscate anything which shoots holes in the Treasury’s commentary that ‘this stuff will take too long or won’t work and therefore it’s our deal or no deal’.”

Mr Bird, who was named international Game Changer of the Year in 2016 and has more than 30 years’ experience in banking, financial and advisory services, said the solution does not involve outmoded, easily hacked barcodes.

Tory MP for Morley and Outwood, Andrea Jenkyns, who is one of the few to respond to GSM, said: “The Government must engage with firms like this.”

A Downing Street source said: “I don’t know why this company has not been replied to yet but I am sure we will be in touch if they have a viable solution.”


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