EuropeThe furore yesterday about the position paper on the Irish border shows just how flawed the Brexit process is.

No one wants a ‘hard’ border between Northern Ireland and Eire. The free movement of goods is important but people in Eire work and shop in Northern Ireland and vice versa and to suddenly impose a border after 25 years is a nightmare.

There is only one way to make sure there isn’t a ‘hard’ border – remaining in the EU. Every other option is a fudge – or a smuggler’s charter. If David Davis gets his way with a ‘seamless’ border the Irish border will become the busiest border in Europe with businesses and people trying to avoid Customs Duties and immigrants coming in by the back door.

We’re 18 months from the cliff edge but, actually, the cliff is crumbling and it’s coming towards us. Scary!


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