Brexit secretary: no return to ‘hard’ border in Ireland

The Guardian:

Writing in the Belfast Telegraph, Davis made his vow about not returning to the past in terms of armed checkpoints and border checks. He wrote: “We had a common travel area between the UK and the Republic of Ireland many years before either country was a member of the European Union.  “We are clear we do not want a hard border – no return to the past – and no unnecessary barriers to trade.

Hmm.  A border is made up of two sides.  Through the UK’s actions, the EU may insist on border controls – as they do with every other land border they have.  But in Davis’s world that will be the EU’s fault.

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