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LONDON, U.K.—It was either ignorant or irresponsible for those campaigning for Brexit (British exit from the European Union) two years ago to claim that the Irish border would not be a problem. In fact, it may lead to a catastrophic ‘no deal’ Brexit in which the United Kingdom crashes out of the EU without an agreement of any kind. Both the British negotiators and their EU counterparts say that the deal is “95 per cent agreed," but the

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Brexit and the border

By Gwynne Dyere      

And if the U.K. crashes out of the EU without a deal, as ratings agency Standard and Poor’s predicted on Oct. 30, unemployment in the U.K. will almost double, house prices will fall by ten per cent in two years, and the British pound will fall even further. First impoverishment for the British, then war for the Irish.

Now Theresa May’s position is pure fantasy: no customs border with the EU either on land or in the Irish Sea. Which is why the probability of a chaotic ‘no deal’ Brexit is growing daily, and the prospect of renewed war in the North is creeping closer, writes Gwynne Dyer. Image courtesy of Flickr
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