"it is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no border'"

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Boris Johnson appears to have told the Prime Minister "it is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no border'" on the island of Ireland after Brexit - and that the Government's task will be to "stop this border becoming significantly harder".

The major leak from the Cabinet's Brexit deliberations on the highly contentious Irish border is included in a letter passed to Sky News.


Writing to Theresa May, the Foreign Secretary also seeks to play down the "exaggerated impression" of "how important checks are" at EU external borders.

He also goes as far as contemplating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, writing: "Even if a hard border is reintroduced, we would expect to see 95% + of goods pass the border [without] checks."

https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnson-tells-pm-wrong-to-see-govt-task-as-no-irish-border-after-brexit-11270041

Can anyone help Boris out and explain the method that they would use to guard a border on the Island of Ireland?
 


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Boris wants a united Ireland. You are for a united Ireland in the EU so what is your problem?
 

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Boris wants a united Ireland. You are for a united Ireland in the EU so what is your problem?
Their must be no border on the Island of Ireland! At this stage good luck to anyone who thinks that trying to put one up will be an easy or successful task.
 

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Thanks to the "not an inch" attitude from unionists, I bet the Nationalist community in the sick would accept a UI whatever:lol:
The next UK government will deal with the savage Prods and the EU will continue on in it's course of destruction. The PUL community are soon not to count at all politically- and you know that I warned about the consequences of not legislating an Irish Language Act and the Arlene heading the DUP. They don't matter any more. Neither the Shinners or the Alliance Party are to blame for this.
 

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The FG minister who told BBC there couldnt even be cameras on the border was just being unreasonable. This isnt the 1990s we can have GPS, satellite etc. to monitor traffic. Get over it.
 

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Their must be no border on the Island of Ireland! At this stage good luck to anyone who thinks that trying to put one up will be an easy or successful task.


No doubt about that McS, but, the Brits will do what suits and/or benefits themselves.
 

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Their must be no border on the Island of Ireland! At this stage good luck to anyone who thinks that trying to put one up will be an easy or successful task.
There is and always will be an international border on the island of Ireland.
That's how wrong you are.
 

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Boris Johnson appears to have told the Prime Minister "it is wrong to see the task as maintaining 'no border'" on the island of Ireland after Brexit - and that the Government's task will be to "stop this border becoming significantly harder".

The major leak from the Cabinet's Brexit deliberations on the highly contentious Irish border is included in a letter passed to Sky News.


Writing to Theresa May, the Foreign Secretary also seeks to play down the "exaggerated impression" of "how important checks are" at EU external borders.

He also goes as far as contemplating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, writing: "Even if a hard border is reintroduced, we would expect to see 95% + of goods pass the border [without] checks."

https://news.sky.com/story/boris-johnson-tells-pm-wrong-to-see-govt-task-as-no-irish-border-after-brexit-11270041

Can anyone help Boris out and explain the method that they would use to guard a border on the Island of Ireland?
It would seem BJ when it comes to traffic, people and goods with a border is confused, today he spoke somewhere on Brexit, he compared millions of £ being transfered between banks in different boroughs of London to a border between NI and the Republic.
 

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The FG minister who told BBC there couldnt even be cameras on the border was just being unreasonable. This isnt the 1990s we can have GPS, satellite etc. to monitor traffic. Get over it.
How would the GPS and satellite work??
 

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Do you think this internationsl border can be policed? If so how do you think it should be done?
Of course it can be policed, but how effective it would be and the cost would he high due to security implications.
But it is an international border and I'm sure there are many ways to control the boundaries that would work without the use of checkpoints stopping all traffic.
 

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Not an inch meant all the 32 , then the 9 then the 6 then ????????
 

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Of course it can be policed, but how effective it would be and the cost would he high due to security implications.
Did you think the British army at the hight of the troubles effectivly closed the border to people who wanted to cross without anyone knowing?
 

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Did you think the British army at the hight of the troubles effectivly closed the border to people who wanted to cross without anyone knowing?
Pigeon hole and different subject.
This is customs and border controls.
 


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