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There is no point writing long screeds explaining why his harumphing is wrong; Boris will chuckle and move on to the next lie. Rather it is best to point to his long history of deliberate lies and ask the audience to draw their own conclusions about this current nonsense.
keep to the Fen Causeway
The Irish Government is giving nothing away here (not already conceded in the GFA) while inserting text which explicitly addresses the claimed threat to the integrity of the UK that a border might (even symbolically) represent. It remains, then, only to ensure that the border is as friction free as possible, something the DUP and UK government have been vociferous in claiming is possible with the use of new technology, etc.
If it is possible to do at 208 official border crossings (and many more unofficial ones), how much easier will it be at the handful of air and sea ports which handle UK trade, and which already implement agricultural and phytosanitory checks on food and other products moving between N. I. and GB, and many other checks on goods coming in from third countries.
If the DUP want to have any say in how these checks are implemented at local level, they will have to agree to the restoration of the Stormont Executive, something they have been steadfastly refusing to do on terms acceptable to the nationalist community. The EU could even insert text into the Backstop agreement giving Stormont the final say in how it will be implemented, knowing full well that Sinn Fein will never agree to a restoration of controls at the land Border, and that the N. I. economy will crater if import/exports cannot happen if they cannot be processed anywhere else.
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And that actually includes the Westminster Govt. Their "loyalty" is entirely one-sided. It is one of demands, if anything be demanded of them in return, the answer is "NO".
They hate the GFA and their sole purpose in the last 20 years has been to find ways of breaking it. They may claim that they want an open border but, tbh, a "no deal" that rips the GFA apart is pretty much their absolute heart's desire.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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