As we’ve said all along …
The Irish Times: “In a Brexit planning document published this afternoon the Government says the checks required would disrupt trade between the UK and Ireland but says these checks would not take place at the border.”
In the event of a World Trade Brexit, says Dublin, some checks will be necessary to maintain the ROI’s position in the so-called single market and customs union. However, surprise surprise, they will happen away from the border, confirming what Brexiteers have said all along before the issue was absurdly blown out of all proportion.
The EU and Dublin have a choice: they can agree such checks in place of the backstop, or we leave with no withdrawal agreement, they get no money, and they put the checks in place anyway.