Ireland needs to reject the fantasy of no hard Border

We are deluded if we think the EU will not insist on post-Brexit checks on the island

Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit. Video: Reuters

Irish politicians need to get over the fantasy that the return of a land Border on this island can somehow be avoided after Brexit.

The soft words in the two position papers published by the British government this week are all very fine but they simply represent an opening negotiation position most unlikely to stand the test of serious negotiation.

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