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Stephen Kinsella: A 'nearly frictionless' border is Brexiteer fiction

Crossing the ‘soft’ US/Canada border takes ten to 30 minutes. A frictionless border is the result of magical thinking by Brexiteers

27th August, 2017
The Canada-US border . . .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met a border last week during his visit to Canada. The border was lovely. Efficient, very friendly Canadian staff, high technology usage everywhere. Fewer than 2,000 staff guard thousands of miles of border between the US and Canada. Yet the Taoiseach stood at a border between two sovereign states. This border has restrictions. The average person can’t drive from the US to Canada without checks. They can’t move goods or transact services...

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