The Backstop and the Boundary Commission

The Backstop and the Boundary Commission

For an agreed parting, there must be an agreement on the border. Helpfully, a key provision of a torturously agreed Treaty almost a century ago provides the path forward

Belatedly, the border in Ireland is now central to Brexit. Shunted beyond the periphery during the 2016 referendum campaign, it will now determine the outcome of the torturous negotiation between the UK and the EU.

For an agreed parting, there must be an agreement on the border. Helpfully, a key provision of a torturously agreed Treaty almost a century ago provides the path forward.

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 ended a bloody conflict between Irish separatists...

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