This week there’s been yet more problems with the eu and the uk about borders.
To me, it seems like a simple thing to fix.
No checks on people or goods travelling between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland.
No checks on goods or people between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Checks on goods and people travelling between mainland Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Smile enough? So why haven’t the politicians managed to come up with this solution?
There’s 2 ways I could see goods and people travelling between mainland Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
1. Direct travel between mainland Britain and the Republic of Ireland, checks at the ports where relevant at either or both ports.
2. Travel via Northern Ireland with declarations made beforehand and checks made at relevant border crossings ie 2 channels like we used to have (and I think still do) ie goods to declare and nothing to declare.
Either option would still ensure all agreements are adhered to, anyone making false declarations could have legal proceedings taken against them, and we wouldn’t be left with the shit state of affairs we currently have.