Hyer’s Highlights: How do you solve a border like Ireland?
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator warns that if there is no solution for the Irish border, then 0% of Brexit is completed
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs that 95% of the terms of Brexit have been agreed with the EU... but the issue of the Irish border is still a "considerable sticking point".
The issue of the Irish border is a complicated one - with the Republic of Ireland on one side of the border being in the EU, but Northern Ireland (as part of the UK) leaving the EU, it could make trade and transport difficult if there is a "hard border". Beyond that, before the Good Friday agreement in 1998, the border was riddled with violence and tension over the way the two Ireland's would work together.
The EU Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, issued a stark warning last week to Theresa May, saying that if there is no solution for the Irish border, then zero percent of Brexit is completed.
On his Sunday radio show, Benji Hyer outlined the complicated nature of the Irish border, and responds to Scott’s message, which argued that the border issue “is an almost impossible trial" which will probably be "the reason why a Brexit deal isn’t signed” in time.
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Benji Hyer on the Irish Border
Benji Hyer responds to listener Scott and outlines the complicated nature of the Irish border. (4 minutes)
Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here