Friday July 3, 2020

Tom McGurk: Brexit and the border

“Will we go back to spiked roads, blown-up bridges, cement bollards? And if so who will put these in place?”

2nd July, 2017
Tom McGurk at Flagstaff, Co Down, which overlooks the border along the Dublin-Newry road Picture: Bryan Meade

Could it really happen that out of the dark clouds of history, lightning would strike twice in the exact same place and repartition Ireland? Could Brexit impose an even more destructive stranglehold on Ireland than the one forced through in 1922? Once again, it could all be done without either our consent or co-operation. Worst of all, this time it could be designed, sealed and delivered by people we never voted for and who we...

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