The Best Solutions To The Northern Ireland Brexit Border Debacle

Claims that Northern Ireland could remain a member of the customs union and the single market as part of the UK’s European Union exit deal have prompted a series of exasperated attempts at making fun of the latest twist in the Brexit debacle.

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said it will not accept any agreement that “separates” Northern Ireland from the UK, but that hasn’t stopped people on social media trying to come up with solutions – both to make it happen, and get Britain out of Brexit altogether.

1) The Zip Wire Solution

The areas in YELLOW voted to REMAIN in the European Union so will continue to TRADE FREELY within the EU. There will be a HARD BORDER between the YELLOW and BLUE areas, who voted to LEAVE. The RED LINES represent a SERIES OF ELABORATE ZIPWIRES to transport PEOPLE and GOODS.

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With that in mind, this journalist says its time for London to up sticks. 
So. . . all we have to do is move London to Northern Ireland?
3) Schneider’s List

Comedy writer David Schneider really put some effort into his list, but given the complexity of the subject matter, HuffPost has illustrated his suggestions so you can see them working in action.

A reminder of the government’s suggestions for the Irish border. Looks like they may still be going for the last one.
Brexit Solution United Kingdom of London, Scotland, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland to remain in EU. Brexitland to leave the EU. (Parts of Brexitland may vote over time to join the new UK in local referendums, as Overland Territories.)

December 4, 2017
Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts said the draft text of the deal – expected to be agreed on Monday – would see almost “full alignment” between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

However, the Irish government has said it will block any deal that leads to physical checks on the border amid fears it could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.

But such a deal could effectively see the EU border erected in the Irish Sea between the island of Ireland and mainland Britain.

“We will not accept any form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the UK,” DUP leader Arlene Foster said.

I’ve an idea. What about regulatory alignment with the whole of the EU? We could call it a customs union. #simples
Gina Miller, who took the Government to court over Brexit, used the Northern Ireland debate to make her point to remain – yet again. 
Could someone wake up the politicians and tell them there are only 2 solutions to Brexit and NI border issue – stay in the Single Market & Customs Union or #Remain.

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Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murphy wasn’t sure what the solution was but pondered what life in the UK would look like if the whole country lived under the same regulatory and customs framework and didn’t have a hard border with Ireland.

Imagine if there was a way for the whole of the UK to have the same regulatory and customs framework and no hard border with Ireland, yet leaving the EU. Hmmm, let me see….

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