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The UK is no closer to solving the Brexit border conundrum

Johnson’s new proposals take us back to square one

By David Henig  

Photo: Artur Widak/SIPA USA/PA Images

So another UK Brexit plan greeted with scepticism in Northern Ireland and the Republic, and across the EU. The wonderfully nicknamed “two borders and four years” plan appears to make half a step forward in recognising that Northern Ireland needs to be part of the single market, but then gives the unionists a veto over introducing this, and every four years, with no clarity on what happens then. On top of regulatory checks on Great Britain-Northern Ireland trade, customs checks are introduced into the…

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