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The government’s paper on the Irish border shows they still don’t have the answers

The paper, and Theresa May's article on it, were well-intentioned. But crucial details about what will happen post-Brexit are still missing

By Siobhan Fenton  

Throughout the Brexit referendum campaign, the rallying cry of the Leave lobby was the demand that the UK “take back control of our borders.” You’d be forgiven for wondering if those who uttered the phrase ever realized—let alone admitted—that the UK does have a literal land border with the EU. But there is a physical border that the UK shares with another EU country, and it lies between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. More than a year since the…

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