Olddog wrote:[*] The Irish border will be closed
I doubt that. I guess they will finally make a border in the sea, between UK or NI or between RoI and EU.
I would love to know how the supporters of no hard border will work that one out.
Based on my limited knowledge:
A border in the sea means leaving NI in the EU, to be in the Common Market they would have to accept all EU core mandates which some think is the same as being in the EU, would the UK agree to the split, and if they do, would NI be elevated to a independent country, or made a protectorate of the EU (does such exist) and would those in NI agree?
If not a independent country or protectorate, do they get merged into one nation with the south and would the north agree to fall under Catholic control?
Everyone seems to think a border will bring back the "troubles" but the prospects of anything else also seems to be just as dire. Based on how the EU is made up, it is not just about paying tariffs, the EU is also about how goods are manufactured and crops grown, so how do they avoid a hard border?