Calls to move customs and immigration checks to the Irish Sea prioritise nationalist sentiment over Ulster’s real economic and constitutional position.
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The row over the DUP fits into a long and inglorious tradition of mainland approbation towards, and ignorance of, Ulster Unionists.
The Northern Irish border and much of the Irish economy hinges on a deep partnership with the UK which will struggle to straddle the EU frontier.
The Opposition want to raise it to double the level of our nearest neighbour whilst simultaneously making our labour market much more restrictive and expensive. During Brexit.
The Prime Minister set out to show that she will be a safe, inclusive negotiator.
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
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It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.
He also addresses the question of the Northern Irish border and tariff-free trade with the Republic of Ireland.
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Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: How to manage the Northern Irish border after we leave the EU
Britain and Ireland have gradually built a better relationship. There’s no reason why it should be bust by Brexit.
Daniel Hannan: We will get a good deal – because rational self-interest will overcome the Eurocrats’ fury
While Tusk and Barnier fume, the member states sound rather more emollient.
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