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Varadkar will not implement hard border in event of hard Brexit

Sync

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At every point, everyone is agreed there will be no hard border. There’s a commitment from the UK that there will be no hard border. What’s the issue here?
 


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You prefer membership of the You Kay to membership of the EU?
Your choice is between the old empire and the nEU imperial racket.

I advocate sovereignty, and a practical acceptance that a lot of people on the islands of Ireland and Britain happen to be related to one another.

All we get from a French influenced EU racket is stitchups, bondholder bailouts a patronizing pat on the head everytime we bow to our nEU masters.
 

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How about a hard border that starts at Calais, and leave the CTA in place ?

It would even result in Ireland having more sovereignty at the expense of imperial HQ in brussels.
Ireland is in the EU so there can be no hard border between Ireland and EU. Next.
 
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At every point, everyone is agreed there will be no hard border. There’s a commitment from the UK that there will be no hard border. What’s the issue here?
But he's now saying that even if the UK crashes out of the EU, there will still be no hard border.
 

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At every point, everyone is agreed there will be no hard border. There’s a commitment from the UK that there will be no hard border. What’s the issue here?
Barnier wants a back stop to ensure no hard border.

But Leo says he won't implement one in any circumstance now anyway. So backstop no longer required.
 

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Phuck Schengen.

Keep the CTA. And gradually get out of the nEU empire.
It's going to be fun watching you and a few others go into a meltdown when we do join Schengen...

Support for Ireland's EU membership now higher than ever... :cool:

It must be galling for the tools who believed Brexit would hasten Irexit...
 

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Your choice is between the old empire and the nEU imperial racket.

I advocate sovereignty, and a practical acceptance that a lot of people on the islands of Ireland and Britain happen to be related to one another.

All we get from a French influenced EU racket is stitchups, bondholder bailouts a patronizing pat on the head everytime we bow to our nEU masters.
Oh man - you are so up yourself!

Sure those self same arguments concerning relationships apply to the continental EU, North America and Anglophone Oceania as well. You chose to ignore those.

The rest is just you jerking your political erections, and not worth further comment.
 

louis bernard 11

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We have already de facto left the CTA. All passports are scanned at Dublin Airport. Only the Brits don't seem to have noticed.
(1)That's to do with air travel post 9/11 and (2) to prevent illegals (who probably shouldn't be here in the first place) from travelling from Ireland to the UK.
 

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But he's now saying that even if the UK crashes out of the EU, there will still be no hard border.
Exactly. There cannot be one. It's already agreed.
 

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Barnier wants a back stop to ensure no hard border.

But Leo says he won't implement one in any circumstance now anyway. So backstop no longer required.
No, there needs to be a backstop to ensure the UK will meet their commitment to maintain full alignment with those rules of the internal market and the customs union.
 

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Well either he's just lost the plot or that position has changed.
The British have already said there will be no hard border. How they do that is their problem but they've made that agreement already with the Irish and the EU in the agreement made last December as part of their negotiation. He's merely stating what the existing agreement says. No Hard Border. We know what Britain cannot do. We're watiing to see what it will do instead. (border down sea...cough!)
 
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No, there needs to be a backstop to ensure the UK will meet their commitment to maintain full alignment with those rules of the internal market and the customs union.
But Vlad is now saying that, regardless of what the Brits do, there will be no hard border. Expect a "clarification".
 

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At every point, everyone is agreed there will be no hard border. There’s a commitment from the UK that there will be no hard border. What’s the issue here?
The Oráistes on the site are getting jittery.... they know what the Tories are like and that they wouldn't think twice about throwing them under the bus when the chips are down.....:D
 

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But Vlad is now saying that, regardless of what the Brits do, there will be no hard border. Expect a "clarification".

The Brits are saying no hard border every second day. The minute Varadkar says it it's news! Find me one person who supports a hard border. There is no one.
 
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The British have already said there will be no hard border. How they do that is their problem but they've made that agreement already with the Irish and the EU in the agreement made last December as aprt of their negotiation. He's merely stating what the existing agreement says. No Hard Border. We know what Britain cannot do. We're watiing to see what it will do instead. (border down sea...cough!)
He is saying that even if the Brits crash out of the EU there will be no hard border. What you describe refers to the UK and EU reaching an agreement.
 

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The British have already said there will be no hard border. How they do that is their problem but they've made that agreement already with the Irish and the EU in the agreement made last December as part of their negotiation. He's merely stating what the existing agreement says. No Hard Border. We know what Britain cannot do. We're watiing to see what it will do instead. (border down sea...cough!)
What if the English renege on their commitment?

It is not beyond them.
 

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The GFA. So it can't be built. Even if it was built it would be pulled down anyway. And it's just not physically possible with so many crossings. It just aint ever going to happen. Varadkar is right.
We had a hard border between the republic and the north in the past. So it’s definately possible. ‘It would be pulled down right away’ ? It’s not a Trump wall. It’s customs posts. Manned by customs officers and police. So who would actually ‘pull it down’ and how?
 


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