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Old 09.10.2016, 23:35
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The UK Border Force does not carry out routine immigration checks on travellers (regardless of nationality) arriving in the mainland UK from another part of the CTA.
Not yet, no. But is there anything that says they can't set up a similar arrangement to Calais where they do? From the link:

"Britain is seeking to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid having to introduce a “hard border” between north and south after the UK leaves the European Union, the Guardian has learned."

This is exactly what they do at Calais.

Maybe the CTA will have to be amended as well. Surely some checks can and should be introduced without causing major transit problems.

Alternate plan: move those of the population of Northern Ireland who want to stay in the UK over the water and give the land to Ireland. Ireland becomes "whole", Unionists get to stay in the Union (assuming it still exists after Scotland leaves) - everyone's happy.
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