N owadays, at the Cenotaph, a wreath is laid in memory of those Irishmen who served the forces of the British Crown in the two world wars. Its green stood out so movingly yesterday in the sea of red poppies. Those many brave men, who sometimes endured socio-political ostracism, deserve our thanks. It shows how enormously relations between our two countries have improved that this wreath is proudly laid and gratefully accepted. It is also a reminder of how ridiculous is the EU's position about the Irish border in relation to Brexit . Britain and Ireland share a massive common interest in a border which is easy to cross. It is a commercial and human necessity – especially for the Republic. We established this in bilateral treaties many years before we both joined what was then the European Economic Community. We successfully maintained it – despite the need for vigilance because of terrorism – right through the Troubles.
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