While we were distracted

While we were fascinating on the Tory/UUP issues the Home Secretary and Irish Minister for Justice announced a co-ordinated response to new border controls. The proposals seem to imply that identity checks could return in some form on the land border but the Irish Times reports that the proposals on that particular issue will come later in the autumn. Greater detail and background on PB’s thread please comment there.

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    Oh, great. Black and Asian people getting stopped on buses by a nation that made travelling to other countries, often illegally, to look for work, a national sport.

    Not too long before we get more speeches about immigrants “devaluing the brand”.

    I’ll set the timer: how long before some idiot, sorry, contributor on here mentions the word “tolerance”?

  • RG Cuan

    BBC news last night said there won’t be checkpoints on the border.

    And i thought there was a thread on this already somewhere…

  • fair_deal

    RG Cuan

    The terminology so far has been that there would be no ‘fixed’ points but that still allows for intermittent checks.

  • RG Cuan

    The terminology so far has been that there would be no ‘fixed’ points but that still allows for intermittent checks.

    I understand. I’m sure the governments are convinced of the reasoning behind the proposal but the implementation would still be difficult.