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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:37 PM

17. Undoubtedly a subject of mirth in Ireland

But the Irish concern about the border is real. I understand lots of people cross from Ireland to Northern Ireland and back for business, employment, commerce, and all the other reasons people go from one state to another. Now imagine having to line up every morning and every evening while a contingent of border crossing guards check people's passports just to go to work. Still want to go into the next town for groceries or to visit that pub?

If the Irish border remains soft, what do the folks who voted in favor of Brexit get out of the deal? They were upset enough about foreigners going in and out of the country to vote for Brexit; a soft Irish border doesn't serve their objective, and what if they get up in arms? How does that play out for the British government.

This is a very thorny issue that wasn't given any consideration beforehand. Solving this on the fly is going to be very difficult.

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