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The all-island economy and Brexit June 18, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Tony Connelly on the RTÉ Brexit podcast made an excellent point about Brexit and the Border. He noted that on social media some raise the issue as to where in the BA/GFA does it mention the border or installations at the border as being anathema to the agreements. But he notes that the ROI government and the European Union, and indeed the British government heretofore have all argued that the way in which the GFA/BA is framed in the context of an all-island economy means that ‘if you’re abiding by the GFA you’re not putting any of the achievements into reverse because we know Brexit does put it into reverse because you throw this big border across the island all fo the north south cooperation which is facilitated by mutual membership of the EU in terms of health, in terms of education…science… all of that is thrown into reverse if the UK is out of that system… well the way to do this is through the withdrawal agreement and the backstop…and if they’re rejected it is up to the UK to live up to its obligations’.

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