British paper marks crunch time in Brexit process

British paper marks crunch time in Brexit process
Above and right: two anti-Brexit signs on the outskirts of Aughnacloy

Our government must now search for a workable – possibly messy – solution to the border dilemma

The position paper on Brexit, ‘Technical note: temporary customs arrangement’, published by the British government on Thursday, which outlines plans for the transition period and the so-called ‘backstop’, is part of a crab- like crawl towards Brexit. Like everything else associated with the current administration in London, it took an inordinate amount of time to emerge. However, it could mark a decisive point in the Brexit process.

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