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
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.