Brian Keegan: Latest Brexit row shows that changing borders has a price

A lack of any serious engagement with the economic consequences of Brexit means that further crises and flashpoints are inevitable

7th February, 2021
Brian Keegan: Latest Brexit row shows that changing borders has a price
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party is planning for a second independence referendum in the wake of Brexit. Photo: Getty

Brexit has been divisive, and will continue to be so, largely because economic issues were not explored with any rigour in the political decision-making process.

As the events in the North over the past week have shown, problems arise when international boundaries are redrafted. Brexit was not merely a matter of reorganising economic and regulatory arrangements. It changed the borders of the European Union. Those changes are becoming more pronounced with every passing week.


Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Dan O’Brien: Merkel’s successor may face existential challenges to the EU

Economics Dan O'Brien 2 days ago

Minimum wage to be increased, Varadkar says

State won’t shy away from ‘difficult’ budget decisions, Donohoe says

State’s spending plans could leave debt ratio at unsafe levels, Oireachtas told