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    koat
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    what is the Irish border argument?

    when I was a kid we often crossed the border as we lived in Belfast and my mum was from the south. there were border checks. this meant a stop of the car and sometimes a check in the boot, like you get when you come off Brittany Ferries. Living in Belfast there were always bombs but crossing the border wasn’t frightening as the checks kept it bomb free

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    I’m sorry koat I don’t understand it either. I just want peace and fairness for all concerned, for people today, not the problems from my grand parents day.  :heart:

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    I think the Irish border issue is something the EU want to focus on in order the government looses the support of DUP which then forces the Conservatives out in which case Europe will rule us for ever.

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    The government won’t lose the support of the DUP because may is bribing them with £billions of taxpayers money to keep her worthless sorry a*** in power.

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    Hi.  The Irish border argument is more or less as follows:

    The Good Friday Agreement, which has brought relative peace to Northern Ireland, says there will not be a hard border. This  is a requirement of those who ultimately want a reunited Ireland.

    The DUP’ who want Northern Ireland to remain in the UK, will not accept any boundary between NI and the rest of the UK. Mrs May depends on the DUP to have a majority in Parliament.

    The EU says there must be a hard border somewhere.

    The Conservatives who want to leave the EU don’t want to stay in the customs Union. Mrs May also can’t afford to upset them.

    If the UK are not in the EU Customs Union, there must be a hard border somewhere.

    So there is no solution which can keep everyone happy.

     

     

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    Shapeshifter
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    Business as usual then.       B-)

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