Irish border question

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What would no deal mean for Northern Ireland?

Hard border

The Irish Republic would put up a customs frontier to protect the EU from sub-standard goods. The UK would be obliged by WTO to set up its own border.  Free movement of people would continue under the terms of the Common Travel Area

Electricity supply

Emergency arrangements would be needed to offset the UK’s exclusion from the EU w ide electricity market


Punitive WTO tariffs on exports. Farmers near the border would have the complication of moving livestock and feed across a hard border.

Justice and security

Extradition of terrorist suspects would be a problem for the UK because of its exclusion f rom the European arrest warrant and Europol and other law enforcement and justice cooperation measures.