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As Brexit comes closer, British ignorance about Ireland becomes unforgivable

We can no longer deny the fact that British attitudes to the island of Ireland will affect negotiations

By Stephanie Boland  

Kate Hoey's Today interview should remind us how much feeling matters in the negotiations with Ireland. Photo: PA

How does one solve a problem like Northern Ireland? It’s a complex question—but one which the UK will soon have to summon up an answer to. So far, suggestions include an electronic border, a goods check at ports in to both the Republic of Ireland and the North, and—from republicans—the incorporation of the latter in to the former.

On the Today program, Brexiteer Kate Hoey insisted that no physical border would…

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