Border, Border


Last night.

RTÉ News reported that the British Government is allegedly proposing to build customs posts between five and ten miles along both sides of the border to replace the backstop, as part of the UK’s Brexit deal proposals.

However, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has dismissed the idea.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also dismissed the leaked proposal but told BBC this morning that it’s a “reality” that some customs checks will be needed.

Further to this…

Richard Cantwell tweetz:

Here’s a map [above] showing what a 10-mile buffer zone along *both* sides of the border would look like.

There are over 625,000 people living in the zone.

Last night, RTÉ’s Europe Editor Tony Connelly tweeted:


Tánaiste Simon Coveney responded…

Brexit: Boris Johnson dismisses leaked UK border plan rejected by Dublin as out-of-date – live news (The Guardian)


19 thoughts on “Border, Border

  1. Brother Barnabas

    couldn’t that be turned into a free-market, free-trade, anything-goes zone of licentious sodom-and-gomorrah’esque zero-fupps-given, good-time economic area?

    1. millie vanilly strikes again

      You looking at buying a house up that way for those exact purposes, Brother?

  2. Cormac Kinsella

    How about we re draw the Border? Bring Tyrone and Fermanagh back in, make Derry a buffer zone between the other 2 counties. It’ll make it much more smoother for us when Ireland is reunited for 2026.

    1. scottser

      i say we just invade the north and take it back. in six months time, the uk will be skint and the army will be out dealing with riots outside tesco for the last few tins of carling black label.

    1. scottser

      in the event of a no-deal brexit, which is looking likely, you might have to rethink your stance.

    2. some old queen

      The situation which happened during the troubles could never invert- the British running of loyalist murder gangs would be impossible and besides- why would they want to be involved?

      Plus- if the NI economy tanks because of Brexit, there will be a sizable percentage of Protestants who by that stage will be in favour.

      There a lot more people like Drew Harris in the north than you might think- from Unionist backgrounds but who now consider themselves to be Irish- and that is before the worse excesses of Briexit even happen.

    1. Niallo

      That was the gameplan of boris and co all along “ we want a deal, but, the eu are being intransigent”

      1. ReproBertie

        Same reason he’s demanding the opposition call an election. He knows that without one he’ll be the one who has to go back and beg for an extension so it’s bluff and bluster as he throws a tantrum about it and grandstands for the conference before the big climb down.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Cast Iron?
    Politically bullet proof?
    We have achieved out goals?

    Courtesy of Varadkars hired, not hired, re hired podium pronounciations in 2017.

    In the meantime, the real FG leader, Coveney is grafting while Varadkar is adding to his store of photo memorabilia of celebrities he’s asked to meet.

  4. Pat O'Kelly

    So the backstop was proposed to remove the need for a border and now it is proposed to replace the backstop with an even bigger border
    Ehhh…… No!!!

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