Brexit: an inevitable border in IrelandFriday, 01 December 2017 22:03
The commission said it could not see how it would be possible to reconcile the fact that there was no border with the government’s will to withdraw from the single market and the customs union. It added that this would inevitably make the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland the EU customs border with the United Kingdom.
The proposals made by London to avoid a hard border between the two parts of Ireland, namely by using new technology, are “untested” and, “to some extent, speculative”, the commission said.
While the discussions on the Brexit bill seemed to move ahead recently, although still inconclusive, the Irish dispute has emerged as a major sticking point.
The Brussels Times
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