Border issues are difficult enough without manufacturing a phoney one

In response to Fionnbhar’s post, Newton has said  most of what needs to be said.

Debate over tariffs and regulations has been conflated with security to a ludicrous, irresponsible degree.

Whatever shape Brexit takes, it can be made clear now that terrorist threats will be dealt with as they are dealt with already – by intelligence-led policing across Ireland.

The latest kerfuffle over a  open or a hard border is just one example of a prevailing paradox. That in a small area in which everybody is supposed to  know everyone else’s business, the gap in real understanding is terribly wide. Or is something else at work: people understand each other full well but are trying to score points in  a grisly game of deliberate, neurotic  misunderstanding for some kind of  propaganda advantage?

 

 

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