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Old 06-08-2019, 01:52 PM
Northern Piper is offline
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Sandwich, I've read your posts and I'm trying to understand something, as a distant observer.

My understanding is that the EU's main point with Ireland was no hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

But, that goal could be met by having a hard border in the Irish Sea.

But, the British government opposed that, because that would be seen as the beginning of ceding Northern Ireland to the Republic.

So, what do you think has changed to allow this "simple tweak" as you put it - the British government now agreeIng to an internal hard border between component parts of the United Kingdom?
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