Ouch: Mrs May’s mistakes are coming back to bite her.

In fact, Mrs May is caught between an entire island and a hard place.

And she can’t put her border anywhere without causing trouble.

Seriously: There is no solution to the Northern Ireland border question, the way it is currently put.

Mrs May has ruled out all the possibilities put forward by Ireland and the EU; they have ruled out all the possibilities put forward by Mrs May.

But if no solution is found, she will take the blame.

The UK is walking away from the EU, after all; it was incumbent on the UK to have an answer to this problem before carrying out the referendum that necessitated this country’s departure.

Or rather, it was incumbent on the Conservative Party to have an answer to this problem before carrying out a large-scale poll of the population in a (failed) attempt to resolve an internal dispute among its tiny – and ever-diminishing – membership.

This Writer only has one thing to say: Mrs May’s Conservatives caused this problem. We should offer them no help at all in getting out of it.

They should suffer the consequences of their stupidity.

Downing Street’s stance on the Irish border is under severe pressure with EU diplomats telling Theresa May she must back down over Northern Ireland’s place in the customs union and MPs warning that hopes of a technological solution to a hard border are unrealistic.

Ahead of three days of talks on the issue this weekend, EU officials said the British government would have to reconsider the possibility of Northern Ireland effectively staying in the customs union and single market, a position it has previously rejected.

The warning was echoed by the Northern Ireland affairs committee in Westminster, which published a report saying there was no evidence that a hi-tech alternative to a fortified border could be made to work in the time available.

Source: EU diplomats tell May to back down over post-Brexit Irish border | Politics | The Guardian


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