What happened to "Tick Tock"?Mark my words - the 'Southern Ireland' State will end up doing Air and Sea port checks for the brits under the guise of being in the interest of the north. For all intents and purposes, we are being led by the nose back into the UK.
Bump - don't say I never told ye.The European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 was given "Royal Assent" on June 26th - the British ring the Death Knell of Unionism in Ireland loud and clear.
This slipped nicely under the radar this week - and means for all intents and purposes, it is the end of the partition of Ireland, and the de-facto border between Ireland as a whole and Britain, will be in the Irish Sea.
Law and Lawyers: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ~ Overview
British law (Withdrawal Act) states the following in section 10...
Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border arrangements.
(1) In exercising any of the powers under this Act, a Minister of the Crown or devolved authority must
(a) act in a way that is compatible with the terms of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, and
(b) have due regard to the joint report from the negotiators of the EU and the United Kingdom Government on progress during phase 1 of negotiations under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
(2) Nothing in section 8, 9 or 23(1) or (6) of this Act authorises regulations which
(a) diminish any form of North-South cooperation provided for by the Belfast Agreement (as defined by section 98 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998), or
(b) create or facilitate border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after exit day which feature physical infrastructure, including border posts, or checks and controls, that did not exist before exit day and are not in accordance with an agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU.