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In fact, the only way I can imagine them securing a border in 20 months is deploying a pile infantry, which would be slightly unfortunate.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 04:01:37 PM EST
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How long did the Berlin Wall take?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 04:19:50 PM EST
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This lot will take more than 20 months to figure out which of their friends to award the tenders to.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 04:20:44 PM EST
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Somewhere between 24 hours and 24 years, depending on what you mean by the Berlin Wall.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 04:26:14 PM EST
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The Berlin wall construction started in August 1961 (57 years ago), but it took several weeks, likely months, to fully seal the complete length of 156 km (96 miles) surrounding West Berlin.

The Irish border is more than 3 times as long: 499 km or 310 miles, depending on your choice of measurement units.

by Bernard on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 06:53:55 PM EST
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Just imagine the footage of a couple of regiments of British troops deploying to Northern Ireland to secure the border. Rolling out the barbed wire, engineers blowing up the unsecured crossings. Not a good look, and it'll only take a couple of off-duty incidents for the whole thing to go really bad.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Aug 10th, 2017 at 04:30:06 PM EST
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With the present discourse on keeping Europeans away from the UK, this is not that hard to imagine.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Fri Aug 11th, 2017 at 01:43:42 PM EST
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