>> There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British Province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, according to a UK Government proposal. About 30,000 people cross the border daily, it's currently invisible. The idea of returning to a so-called hard border between the Provence and EU Member Island is sensitive.
Recalling the decades of violence known as The Troubled. Wednesday's British Government paper envisages a border without physical infrastructure, allowing the free flow of goods. But an EU official described that idea as a fantasy. Brussels' officials insist on dealing with the frontier as one of three priority topics in the opening rounds of Brexit talks.
They won't move on to other matters until the issue is settled. Now Britain's papers suggest two options, no customs at all, or highly stream-lined custom's checks. Northern Ireland sold 2.7 billion pounds of goods into Ireland in 2015. Many businesses have complex supply chains that involve crossing the border multiple times.
The Irish Government welcoming the proposal as timely and helpful. And warning against anyone using Northern Islands peace process as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks.