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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I am wondering, if the UK makes EU citizens to go throw emigration controls, won't the EU force the Republic of Ireland to make all Northern Irish go through emigration control too?
That is where things get messy because almost all NI citizens are entitled to claim Irish citizenship as well.... Furthermore, if it was felt there was sufficient support for it the Good Friday agreement might be invoked and you could have a referendum on NI's status within the UK!

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Similarly, how about goods? Today the UK is in the Customs Union, but it won't be after Brexit. So there will be levies on goods transferred across the border.
Very true, the customs union would certainly be a big issue. It should not be forgotten that Ireland is the UK's fifth biggest export market! From the UK government website:

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Ireland is the UKs fifth largest export market and imports more from the UK than any other country. The UK accounts for 30% of imports into Ireland. In 2014, exports of goods and services from the UK to Ireland totalled 27.86 billion.
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