Theresa May is between a rock and a hard place over the Northern Ireland border

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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11 thoughts on “Theresa May is between a rock and a hard place over the Northern Ireland border

  1. joanna

    I think we should help for our own sakes!
    Yes the Tories will suffer in some ways, (I hope) but the people of the UK who are Powerless suffer in unimaginable ways!!

    I know it is a cliche, but we shouldn’t cut off our nose to spite our face, that helps No-one!

  2. aunty1960

    Can we put Theresa May between a rock and a hard stone? Used to be a punishment and way of executing people. Usually for heresy or being a traitor.

    Nasty way of ending it shown in Fawkes the TV drama, that and hang drawing and quartering

    Did you know? Because I looked it up

    Hang Drawing and Quartering, a nasty death, was kept as punishment for Irish Fenian Rebels.

    The last sentence for Hang Drawing and Quartering past on 2 Irish rebels in 1869

    It was not carried out

    and in 1871 Hang Drawing and Quartering as a death punishment was ceased

    What a barbarous way to end it. thought it would have been done away with long before.

    But keep it for the Irish, why don’t yer?

    and this was after the Irish Famine, so starve them, deport them or hang draw and quarter them why dont yer?

    I know where the border needs to be, around Theresa May’s neck

  3. Bill

    It seems to me that the hard Brexiteers are a bunch of fantasists…and i don’t have any sympathy for May becuae she’s the one that brought this on herself…

  4. aunty1960

    I have a delightful image in my mind of Theresa May squiggling like an insect, trapped between a sharp rock and a hard stone. Bit like a cockroach

    I shall hold that vision.

    1. hugosmum70

      we put our feet on spiders etc,,, and crush them. . i think from now on when i do that i am going to imagine its her.)/// on second thoughts. I wouldn’t want even my shoe touching her. might get contaminated…
      ugh!

  5. Barry Davies

    There is not really a problem the eu idea are absolutely unacceptable, it was Ireland it was the eu. Whether the accept our ideas or not is irrelevant, as a sovereign nation we can put up a hard border if we so wish, or deal with the situation via the un.

  6. Pat Sheehan

    Torys seem to have an extraordinary immunity to the consequences of their own stupidity. So confident are they of their collective ability to shelter each other from the worst effects of their behavior it encourages a temerity to vie with each other for depth and breadth of crassness!

  7. Colin Grant

    When are we going to recognise that the main driver of the “Leave ” vote, control of migration, absolutely requires a “hard” Eire/NI border. Trade agreements make no difference to this!

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