Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Irish PM Privately Telling Opposition Leaders Hard Border Will Be in Calais per Euro Guido
'Irish PM Leo Varadkar and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney are expected to offer to meet a DUP delegation this week. The penny is dropping in Dublin that despite Tony Blair's assurances the British could be about to leave the EU on WTO terms. Despite all the public bluster the reality of the situation is shifting and the Irish government is getting more flexible and creative. To avoid the imposition of a hard border in Ireland the Irish press is reporting that Varadkar is privately telling opposition leaders that they may have to accept EU border checks being imposed on the continent in Calais and other EU entrepôt. There would have to be a fudge on the EU requirement for a hard external border – something that Juncker has already signalled would be acceptable. Whatever happens, deal or no deal, there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland.'
More at Guido Fawkeshttps://order-order.com/2019/01/23/irish-pm-privately-telling-opposition-leaders-hard-border-will-calais/ but obviously not headlined on the institutionally pro-EU BBC.