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Given that the UK negotiating position will be considerably weakened after Brexit, it will be possible both to allow a no deal Brexit happen AND subsequently negotiate a deal preventing a hard border in Ireland. There is also a non trivial political difference between a hard border in Ireland being forced on Ireland by a No deal UK Brexit, and one imposed by a dirty deal between the UK and the Commission. Ireland would simply refuse to implement the latter. Is the EU prepared to go to war with Ireland?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 at 04:00:26 PM EST
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