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In case anyone is still confused by the Irish Border Backstop, here's a nice simple explanation of why the situation is doomed
Of course, if Theresa May hadn't called an election she wouldn't have needed the DUP on board, and the border could have gone in the Irish Sea. And Brexit would probably be a done deal by now.
uk  europe  ireland  NorthernIreland  borders 
july 2019 by andrewducker
Woman in charge of UK borders admits that there are no technological solutions for a hard border in Ireland
"What you need is, at the very least, something that looks like a customs union, plus something that looks like a single market"
ireland  NorthernIreland  europe  uk  trade  customs 
april 2019 by andrewducker
Opinion polls,and the prospects for a United Ireland
The prospect of Brexit is changing the dynamic on the ground in Northern Ireland. Whitehalls failure to come up with a way of keeping its promises on both Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement is causing huge problems for the UK in negotiations, to the extent that yet another deadline will be…
ireland  NorthernIreland  polls 
july 2018 by andrewducker
Irish Government gives Theresa May two weeks to solve Border issue
“There’s a new idea or solution being mooted every week,” said a senior Government source, adding that Dublin was only “interested in proposals that are written down”.

“On paper like. Or on a screen. We are at legal text stage. We need legal texts to draft and debate.”
Ireland  NorthernIreland  OhForFucksSake 
june 2018 by andrewducker
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