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Brexit's Ulster problem

The Irish border Brexit fight is fixated on the wrong thing.

That's the message unionists in Northern Ireland would like political leaders in London, Dublin, Brussels and other European capitals to hear.

The border, a key sticking point in the Brexit impasse, is part of the complicated political puzzle of preserving Northern Ireland's peace settlement. But, say Unionists, it is not the only part -- and to elevate it above all other considerations puts real strain on the very settlement it is designed to protect.

In order to prevent Brexit from upending the delicate settlement in Northern Ireland, EU negotiators have insisted that any agreement governing the U.K.'s departure must include a cast-iron mechanism to prevent the need for checks on the border between the U.K. nation and the Republic of Ireland to the south.

Having read the whole thing, this continental was left with the feeling of a very insular group of people who yet do insist on the whole 300+ million people EU27 dropping their priorities to accommodate theirs.

And what about the whole "no border in the Irish sea" thing? Does it mean that abortion is legal in NI because it's the "British law"?

by Bernard on Tue Jun 11th, 2019 at 07:50:28 PM EST

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