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Can Technology Solve the Brexit Impasse When the Wifi Doesn't Work?
From her home office close to the Irish border, Catriona Curran can spend up to eight hours struggling to e-mail documents to the U.S. She has a hard time believing technology could unlock the answer to the trickiest part of Brexit.

"My colleagues are often left in disbelief when I tell them that I will leave my laptop running overnight to be able to send them files that would take them a matter of minutes," Curran, 26, who works in marketing, said.

Curran lives in the rural village of Donagh in Fermanagh, the frontline of Brexit. Right now, the prospects of a smooth exit by the U.K. from the European Union hinges on keeping the border between the south and north of Ireland invisible.

The EU maintains the so-called backstop, a guarantee in the Brexit deal which binds Northern Ireland closely to the bloc, is needed. By contrast, Brexiteers counter that as yet undiscovered technology can solve the riddle. Curran is skeptical.

by Bernard on Tue Mar 5th, 2019 at 09:22:45 PM EST

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