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>> 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.