Northern Ireland By Hannah Gay BBC News NI 14 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47566282 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The movement of goods across the Irish border and joy after a … [Read more...] about The Irish border and a new kidney
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Technical solutions could avoid infrastructure on Irish border post-Brexit – MPs BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Technical solutions are possible to avoid placing infrastructure on the Irish border after Brexit, a committee of MPs said. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/technical-solutions-could-avoid-infrastructure-on-irish-border-postbrexit-mps-37894824.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37894822.ece/2d9d9/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_16e363bd-158c-4cd7-b608-9e25dc9f3cb6_1 Email Technical solutions are possible to avoid placing infrastructure on the Irish border after Brexit, a committee of MPs said. A highly sophisticated “world first” would be necessary to achieve such a system during a 21-month transition period after an orderly exit, the Westminster inquiry found. It could include a mobile phone identification system enabling remote ID checking as well as a previously suggested trusted trader scheme, expert … [Read more...] about Technical solutions could avoid infrastructure on Irish border post-Brexit – MPs
THE Brexit backstop is probably one of the most controversial issues in negotiations with the EU, threatening to derail the whole process. Here's our guide to the plan and what it means for Northern Ireland and its border with the Republic of Ireland. What is the Brexit backstop? The backstop plan is essentially a safety net if there is no Brexit trade deal. It sets out a list of proposals for customs arrangements with the EU in case a permanent deal is not secured by March 2019, when the UK is due to leave the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May secured approval from senior ministers for the arrangement that could keep the UK in a customs union with the EU beyond the end of 2020. It would ensure that no "tariffs, quotas, rules of origin or customs processes" would be applied to UK-EU trade. At the same time the UK would be able to strike free trade agreements with other countries. What would it mean for the Irish border? The EU has suggested a backstop that would see Northern Ireland … [Read more...] about What is the Brexit backstop plan, what would it mean for the Irish border and when could the option be activated?
THE issue of the Irish border has become one of the critical parts of the Brexit negotiations - with the EU and the UK at odds over how to handle the complex subject. Brussels has made it clear it will not accept custom checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, while Theresa May has ruled out any threat or breakup of the United Kingdom. Here's how the negotiations have played out. What is the Irish border problem? Currently the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is open with no checks on goods or people. Ireland and the UK are in a "common travel area" of passport-free movement. And as they are both in the EU single market, there is no restriction on goods and no tariffs. Leaders in London, Belfast, Dublin and Brussels are keen to avoid a "hard border" after Brexit when the UK has vowed to leave the single market and customs union. This would mean border checks being reintroduced to monitor movement between jurisdictions operating under the two … [Read more...] about Will there be checks on the Irish border after Brexit, when is the EU deadline and what currently happens at the crossing?
Jacob Rees-Mogg has sparked a fresh row about the status of the Irish border after Brexit after a video emerged in which he suggests a return to checks “as we had during the Troubles”. The Conservative MP is seen on the footage from the public meeting suggesting the government could “keep an eye on” the border. “Ireland would not be a free for all. It would be perfectly possible to continue with historic arrangements to ensure that there wasn’t a great loophole in the way people can get into the UK, to leave us in as bad a position as we are already in,” Rees-Mogg says. “There would be our ability, as we had during the Troubles, to have people inspected. It’s not a border that everyone has to go through every day, but of course for security reasons during the Troubles, we kept a very close eye on the border, to try and stop gun-running and things like that.” The shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, was sharply critical of … [Read more...] about ‘Have people inspected’ at Irish border after Brexit, says Rees-Mogg