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The problem isn't getting UK exports into Ireland, the problem is getting goods of any kind into the UK.

No Deal UK would see systemic shortages of essential items, including medical supplies, and price gouging. The implications for border traffic aren't hard to work out.

The implications for sectarianism - black market near-monopolies enforced by violence and linked to arms purchases - are only slightly less obvious.

As for "the UK" - I'm not sure the UK exists as a political entity any more. If you mean the Tories, they're primarily interested in staying in power, and appear completely disinterested in the consequences for anyone else.

If that means appeasing the DUP and (e.g.) making many common prescription drugs unavailable, I expect they can live with that.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jul 1st, 2019 at 10:41:40 AM EST
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