The dire consequences of a hard Brexit just got a whole lot worse with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stating in an interview with Bloomberg in Davos today that the possibility of uniforms on the Irish border after March 31st is now an uncomfortable reality.
The Taoiseach was asked to portray a possible outcome following hard Brexit and stated that it could “involve people in uniform and it may involve the need, for example, for cameras, physical infrastructure, possibly a police presence, or an army presence to back it up”.
“The problem with that in the context of Irish politics and history is those things become targets.” Mr Varadkar has been determined to avoid face to face negotiations with Westminster and has continually stated that Ireland will negotiate as a member of the EU.
When asked about possible technological solutions, he stated that he has not seen any credible or practical solutions.
“They don’t exist and nobody has been able to show them to me.
“Why would we give up a legal guarantee and something we know will work in practice for a promise to sort it out later, or a promise to invent technologies? That’s just not a serious position.”
While the Irish Government is continuing to stand by the claim that there will be no hard border, it has implemented a plan yesterday to provide contingencies and solutions in the event of the unthinkable.
There still seems to be no answer to the issues as the end of March looms and despite the claims that the British Government must come up with an alternative to the proposed deal with the EU, nothing of any clear concept has been put forward.
A gloomy May looks to be the case with confusion and fear across the Britain and the EU.
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