Brexit and Immigration Controls October 10, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
Some interesting Kite Flying re Brexit from The Guardian (as mentioned by Joe in one of the comments)
Britain is seeking to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid having to introduce a “hard border” between north and south after the UK leaves the European Union, the Guardian has learned.
The Northern Ireland secretary, James Brokenshire, has told the Guardian that London and Dublin will work to strengthen Ireland’s external borders in order to combat illegal migration into the UK once it leaves the European Union.
So in effect everyone other than Irish and UK people coming into our airports and ports would be checked and asked if the intend going to the North or to Britain?
Who runs and pays for it? Is it us? is the UK?
Would it require a law change or God forbid a Referendum?
There’s loads of small pieces in the piece like this one….
Politicians on all sides of the divide on the island of Ireland have expressed concern that Irish border towns such as Dundalk could become the “new Calais” if people-traffickers trying to send migrants into the UK target the Irish Republic as a “jump-off point” into Northern Ireland.
I’d love to know what Irish Politician thinks “Dundalk could become the “new Calais” ” !
Going to be interesting to see the response of the Irish Government to this and over the longer term how it all plays out.