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The Irish border in a “no deal” scenario

How hard would the border become in the event that Brexit talks collapsed?

By Katy Hayward  

Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

It is no coincidence that, after another run of dramatic headlines about the Irish border, there is a growing sense that we are tipping towards a “no deal” Brexit.

The Irish border remains the stubborn obstacle to progress in the exit negotiations. The UK’s integration with the European Union has formed a much-needed context for the softening of Northern Ireland’s relationship with Ireland—with direct benefits for the peace process. Extracting Northern Ireland from this context with none of the legal certainties and soft landing provided…

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