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Old 01.10.2018, 11:26
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The United Kingdom could unilaterally decide to leave the border open.

The ball would then be in the EU's court.

To protect the single market expect the EU to begin controlling it, for goods. Many tariff/quota free goods will become restricted on 31 March.

As long as the visa policies of the two are mostly aligned they likely won't need to do more than spot checks for people. (much like intra-schengen borders). But this will become a smuggling route both ways.

The French could simply move the Calais people to Dublin and rid themselves of a problem. The Irish would simply step back and let them travel to N. Ireland and on to GB.

Of course that wouldn't happen if EU/UK are still talking nicey, nicey. If/when that ends who knows?
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