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There was no way that the European Commission or the Irish government were ever going to sign up to a plan involving customs checkpoints located five to ten miles from the border

1st October, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson In Dublin. Pic: RollingNews.ie

There was no way that the European Commission or the Irish government were ever going to sign up to a plan involving customs checkpoints located five to ten miles from the border.

There was a blunt response from Tánaiste Simon Coveney on Twitter, saying that the ‘non-paper’ tabled to the EU’s negotiators by Johnson’s government was a ‘non-starter’.

Non-Paper = Non-Starter. Time the EU had...

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