Ireland will soon have difficult decisions to make on the Border
Consideration of British no-deal plan reveals plethora of omissions and serious risks to NI
Two men dressed as customs officers take part in a protest outside Stormont against Brexit and its possible effect on the Border, on March 29th, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty
The UK has published its plans for “avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland in a no deal scenario”. The timing of this release is quite bizarre.
It could not be intended as proof that the backstop really isn’t so bad for Northern Ireland, coming as it did after the defeat of the Withdrawal Agreement.