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Brexit: Irish PM expects new UK text on border in 24 hours

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I think a lot of commentators are missing the point. If the UK were to crash out of the EU without a deal, the EU would be at risk from cheap imports flooding in from outside the EU via the U.K.
In that event the Irish Republic would have to impose custom controls or risk the rest of the EU raising a border against the Irish, thereby negating the Schengen Agreement and the Customs Union, and incidentally rupturing the whole ideal of the European superstate.

Should there be customs controls on the Irish border then you can guarantee the paramilitaries will be in there controlling smuggling to fund future operations.

For once this is a scenario that hits the EU countries at least as hard as it would hit us....

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