Comprehensive REVENUE REPORT SAYS post brexit open border impossible

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Open customs border impossible after Brexit, says Revenue report

An internal report by the Revenue Commissioners has spelled out the enormous physical and economic impact Brexit will impose upon both Ireland’s customs infrastructure, and on the tens of thousands of companies who trade with the UK.

The unpublished report, seen by RTÉ News, sets out in stark detail the vast increase in paperwork, human resources and physical space requirements at ports and airports.

The report also declares that an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic will be impossible from a customs perspective.
The Guardian picks up on this report with further analysis:

Post-Brexit invisible border is impossible, says Irish report

An invisible border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit is impossible and hopes for such an arrangement are “naive”, a leaked report from Ireland’s equivalent of HMRC says.

In the most authoritative piece of research so far conducted on the challenges faced in Ireland, Ireland’s Office of the Revenue Commissioners (ORC) concludes that customs posts will be needed, with significant facilities on border roads.

“While some form of common travel area may exist post-Brexit, a completely open border is not possible from a customs perspective,” says the report, leaked to the national broadcaster RTÉ.

“It is probably somewhat naive to believe that a new and entirely unique arrangement can be negotiated and applied to the EU/UK land frontier.”
So there we have it. TBH I really do not believe an open border was ever going to be possible. All this bluster coming from May and Leo and the EU saying otherwise is just to plough the field ahead and then let the audience down at the end ... blah blah blah!!

At least this report is from what is supposed to be a completely autonomous politically un-interfered with organisation ??
 


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Isn't this the report that Leo tried to suppress? And was that on orders from the EU? How can the EU side insist that this issue must be disposed of, and that it is the responsibility of the UK, before talks can proceed, if they have already been told that there is no solution?
 

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Hence the EU seeks to re-partition Ireland.

This fits well with Junkers and his fellow fascist commissioners who all now seek to annihilate the independence of the Irish republic in their proposed EU federation.

Ireland must now seriously re-consider membership of this EU farce that has robbed the countries fishing waters blind and now seeks an end to Irish statehood.
 
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Would Joint Authority be a possible solution?
 

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Would Joint Authority be a possible solution?
The solution is to reduce corporation tax to 8% and to present the EU with its marching orders.

That entity has robbed the country blind as billions of euro in fish have been stolen from Irish waters under the so calle common fisheries policy.
 

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Open customs border impossible after Brexit, says Revenue report



The Guardian picks up on this report with further analysis:

Post-Brexit invisible border is impossible, says Irish report



So there we have it. TBH I really do not believe an open border was ever going to be possible. All this bluster coming from May and Leo and the EU saying otherwise is just to plough the field ahead and then let the audience down at the end ... blah blah blah!!

At least this report is from what is supposed to be a completely autonomous politically un-interfered with organisation ??
The possibility of a post-brexit border: another brexiteer lie exposed :(
 

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So there we have it. TBH I really do not believe an open border was ever going to be possible. All this bluster coming from May and Leo and the EU saying otherwise is just to plough the field ahead and then let the audience down at the end ... blah blah blah!!

At least this report is from what is supposed to be a completely autonomous politically un-interfered with organisation ??
It was always nonsense - there was never going to be a frictionless border in the event of NI leaving the EU Custom's Union and those who said there would were talking through their arses.

The only way to avoid a border is for the UK (or for NI at least) to remain in the EU Custom's Union.

I see Blighty is making a boll*cks of the introduction of their new pound coin...

Can't say I'm surprised...
 

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Would Joint Authority be a possible solution?
The solution is a special deal for NI which would relocate the border to air and sea ports. The EU has already said they're open to it, its the British that won't go for it, although a Labour government would probably take care of that obstacle.
 

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The solution is a special deal for NI which would relocate the border to air and sea ports. The EU has already said they're open to it, its the British that won't go for it, although a Labour government would probably take care of that obstacle.
One of the few things I agree with Corbyn is his support for a United Ireland...
 

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The solution is a special deal for NI which would relocate the border to air and sea ports. The EU has already said they're open to it, its the British that won't go for it, although a Labour government would probably take care of that obstacle.
Perhaps... although I reckon Unionists wouldn't either... or do you know different?
 

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Perhaps... although I reckon Unionists wouldn't either... or do you know different?
The point is that the Unionists can't do anything about it if the two Governments and the EU agree.

What would they do? Bomb Stranraer?
 

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Is anyone surprised? The sad thing is that it is the businesses in NI which will be whacked most.
 


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