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Post by Incubus Post by Ian Jackson
Like a hard (or hard-ish) border? That will really go down well.
I don't see why it would need to breach the Good Friday agreement in
that Irish nationals and UK nationals will still have the same rights
under the agreement.
But they won't. As things stand at the moment, NI (= UK) citizens won't
have the same EU rights as those in the RoI. In many respects, this
might not matter, but this cannot be guaranteed.
There seems to be a variety of opinions about how the
border may function in the future. Here are a couple more:
Nov 28, 2017
Irish border battle: Gerry Adams calls on Irish leader to
IRELAND must block Brexit “because the North voted to
remain” amid chaos over the state of the Irish border, Sinn
Fein’s Gerry Adams has demanded.
Gerry Adams has long protested the results of the EU
referendum despite admitting last year that “whether it happens”
when he is “party leader or not, it will happen”.
But now the outgoing Sinn Fein President has begged Irish
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to undo the will of the UK and block
Mr Adams said: “"Brexit in British Tory terms is bad for every
single person on this island and bad for the economy.
“We need to be standing very firm.
“The North needs to be kept in the European Union.”
The prominent Republican went on to accuse Theresa May’s
allies the DUP of being ”totally irrational and illogical" in their
approach to Brexit, accusing them of being "disrespectful”
He said: “The people of the North voted to remain and that
should be upheld".
It comes after a leading customs expert rejected Remainer and
EU doom-mongering about the future of the Irish border, saying
keeping it open after Brexit is “not rocket science”.
Dr Lars Karlsson, who is president of consultancy firm KGH
Border Services, said there are already international systems in
place which can help avoid a return to a hard frontier.
He said both sides need to accept that “there will be a border one
way or another” as a result of Brexit and then get on with coming
up with technical solutions to solve that challenge.
Dr Karlsson, who is also a former director of the World Customs
Organisation and deputy general of Swedish Customs, made the
remarks whilst addressing the European Parliament today.
The academic, who has been a border expert for 20 years, pointed
to frontiers between Norway and Sweden, Canada and the US and
even Australia and New Zealand as containing elements that can be
applied to Ireland. ...