Brexit & Ireland review: A harsh reality check at the Border

Tony Connolly challenges the wishful thinking that we can avoid a hard border

Border protest signs on the A509. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Border protest signs on the A509. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ever since David Cameron promised a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, wishful thinking has been a tempting option for Ireland. At first, it seemed improbable that the Conservatives would govern alone after 2015, and so the Liberal Democrats would veto the vote.

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