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Dominic Raab ridiculed over pronunciation of 'Larne'

Dominic Raab was speaking to Robert Peston. Picture by ITV 
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Britain's former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has been mocked on social media for mispronouncing Larne during a television interview.

The Conservative MP and strident Brexiteer was discussing the make-up of the border after Brexit on ITV's Peston programme when he said he had visited "the port of Learn".

The former Tory leadership contender then described how instead of being checked at the border, livestock entering the north from anywhere in the world could be checked at Larne.

He also suggested checks on goods could be performed "at depots and warehouses away from the border."

Twitter users were quick to pick up on the error:

Mr Raab was speaking after an independent commission chaired by senior Tories warned that measures to avoid a hard border in Ireland could be ready within three years.

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