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Varadkar will not implement hard border in event of hard Brexit


Dame_Enda

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Leo doesn't understand that the UK could still implement a hard border without us.
 

SPN

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Leo doesn't understand that the UK could still implement a hard border without us.
Not if they want a sweetheart deal from the EU they won't.

The Brexiteers have absolutely no wriggle room on that front.
 

Dame_Enda

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Hard or soft border the govt should not be leaving Irish exporters high and dry by not preparing for the eventuality. This could lead to recession if they have trouble getting their goods to the continent. Exports are worth 80% of our GDP.
 

HenryHorace

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Varadkar has made an utter tit of himself with his handling of Brexit. A national embarrassment
 

SPN

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Hard or soft border the govt should not be leaving Irish exporters high and dry by not preparing for the eventuality. This could lead to recession if they have trouble getting their goods to the continent. Exports are worth 80% of our GDP.
There is a balance to be struck between spending taxpayers' hard earned on preparations that will not be needed, and spending taxpayers' hard earned on preparations that will be needed.

If you were paying attention you would have noticed that lots of time, effort and money has gone into preparing for the latter.

For example, back in July the Government approved close to 1,100 new hires for posts in the ports.

Brexit - InterTradeIreland
 

Paddy{ie

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There is a balance to be struck between spending taxpayers' hard earned on preparations that will not be needed, and spending taxpayers' hard earned on preparations that will be needed.

If you were paying attention you would have noticed that lots of time, effort and money has gone into preparing for the latter.

For example, back in July the Government approved close to 1,100 new hires for posts in the ports.

Brexit - InterTradeIreland
You weren’t paying much attention either, as you said two days ago that those posts were filled. They aren’t. You also said that logistics people were on the ground making preparations for additional parking spaces at all of the ports that would be servicing the UK. There arent.
So before you berate posters with the ‘If you were paying attention’ line, shouldn’t you direct a similar phrase to yourself?
 

Dame_Enda

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A hard border in the Irish sea would also cripple our exports because 80% of Irish exports to mainland Europe go through the UK
 

Tippytop

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Yeah right, at what cost? It would cost a fortune which is ok for small volume high value but agriculture, food, drinks, manufactured goods would be screwed. I said this on here before but got trolled by a moderator
 

gleeful

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Yeah right, at what cost? It would cost a fortune which is ok for small volume high value but agriculture, food, drinks, manufactured goods would be screwed. I said this on here before but got trolled by a moderator
I don't think anyone would say it'll be cheap. The 6 months post brexit will be brutal. But we'll work it out.
 

Tippytop

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I hope you all do but a can’t understand why your guy isn’t doing his darndest to cost up to the Britain, that transport cost will be a killer for jobs and FDI.
 

wombat

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The EU has cornered the Brits , now we shall see if the eu has overplayed it's hand and a no deal happens .
The EU have agreed the deal with May, the British parliament will accept or reject it and the EU will work with the consequences. Of the 26 remaining states, we are the only ones facing major problems, the rest will carry on with minimum disruption.
 

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What are Irish hauliers going to do if they can't get to the UK or to Mainland Europe next March because of a hard Brexit which the Irish govt didnt prepare for?

Yesterday it was mentioned in UK media that Theresa May are working on contracts with Brittany Ferries and others to secure routes to Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. That suggests May is prepared to pull the trigger if a deal can't be reached.
 

wexfordman

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What are Irish hauliers going to do if they can't get to the UK or to Mainland Europe next March because of a hard Brexit which the Irish govt didnt prepare for?

Yesterday it was mentioned in UK media that Theresa May are working on contracts with Brittany Ferries and others to secure routes to Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. That suggests May is prepared to pull the trigger if a deal can't be reached.
Ah, welcome ft, surprised you noticed this thread, and brexit etc, what with your head being permanently up trumps ass.

Don't fret your little head
 

wombat

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What are Irish hauliers going to do if they can't get to the UK or to Mainland Europe next March because of a hard Brexit which the Irish govt didnt prepare for?
That is not the way a no deal Brexit will work, there will be delays at the Channel ports, the Brits are planning extra sailings from minor ports to ease pressure on the main ones. We can control congestion at Irish ports and increase capacity on direct routes but the channel delays can only be solved by the Brits.
 

cranberry1

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The EU have agreed the deal with May, the British parliament will accept or reject it and the EU will work with the consequences. Of the 26 remaining states, we are the only ones facing major problems, the rest will carry on with minimum disruption.
And May's deal is a non starter , she doesn't decide anything ,parliament does and she doesn't have the votes .
 

wombat

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And May's deal is a non starter , she doesn't decide anything ,parliament does and she doesn't have the votes .
That is their choice but we are the only EU state on which the decision will have a serious impact.
 
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