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Hard border certainty without compromise

However you see the Brexit negotiations going, one thing is apparent; without compromise, both sides, north and south, will end up with the hard border they both claim to be keen to avoid.

It also seems clear that the compromise offered by the Prime Minister was beyond what both the DUP and sections of her party were prepared to accept.

Now, compare Mrs May's approach to that of the Taoiseach and, in particular, his Tanaiste, Simon Coveney, who stated (with all the authority of the man calling the shots) that Ireland wouldn't under any circumstances accept a border, ignoring the reality that a border has two sides and, if the British crash - as seems increasingly likely - out of the EU, the Irish will have no choice but to impose restrictions on goods and services.

alex swann

Drumbo, Co Down

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