May’s ‘Fantasy’ | Brexit Without Borders For Northern Ireland

LONDON: Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the EU.Some 30,000 people cross the 500-km border every day without customs or immigration controls.

As part of a series of papers that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will push forward talks with the EU, the government last week outlined its vision for a “frictionless” customs system, which one EU politician described as ‘fantasy’.

Many UK publication drew heavily on those proposals as a solution for Northern Ireland that would not involve “physical border infrastructure and border posts,” or electronic surveillance.



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