Get ready for a different kind of Brexit

Get ready for a different kind of Brexit
Arlene Foster: scuppered the first attempt at border resolution Getty

Brian Keegan It’s great news that a hard border is being avoided, but Brexit will still present plenty of other problems for Ireland

The avoidance of a hard border through the overall EU-Britain relationship is one of the most important elements of Friday morning’s communication from the EU Commission (as Brexit negotiators) to the European Council. But then the communication identifies an enormous problem. In a sentence immediately afterwards, it says that “this intention seems hard to reconcile with the United Kingdom’s communicated decision to leave the internal market and the Customs Union”.

Usually, a Customs...

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