As stated by Harry Cole (Westminster Correspondent) in his article in The Sun last weekend, Hans Maessen is advising the Brexit hardline ERG group to solve the Irish border headache and drawing up the alternative solution to the Prime Minister’s troubled Chequers blueprint. Of course, this is not just for the Irish flow of goods going in or going out via the UK but can also be used for the mainland of Europe.
There is still hope for frictionless borders after Brexit
The UK government recently published its proposals for the UK-EU relationship after Brexit. As it looks now, these proposals will not be acceptable to the EU. This may lead to a ‘no deal’ Brexit on WTO-terms. The consequences would be grave as trade would be heavily affected and border formalities would lead to a breakdown of supply chains.
However, it does not have to go this way. Although the UK and EU positions seem to be very far apart at this time, it is possible to have a hard Brexit and still maintain frictionless borders. This way the UK can leave both the Single Market and the Customs Union, but supply chains can continue to function and borders (including the one between Ireland and Northern Ireland) can remain transparent. For the summary, read here: http://bit.ly/HMBrexit
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