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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