mercalia wrote:I relish the thought of the EU having to break the GFA and impose a hard border that Eire have to police - its what Eire deserves - they should have known better. The EU dont want a sensible approach only one that satisfies their rules and <expletive deleted> the British, why the backstop is all wrong.
How is that going to happen then?
That's why the current deal is a none starter.
No, in the end if anyone screws it up it'll be us. We're doing a pretty good job of screwing most things up at the moment, brexit or otherwise. No point in stopping now.
Anyway the EU simply aren't going to allow us to trade outside the union with no border, ditto it's fairly unlikely the WTO will allow it either.
It's us that want out, can't blame someone else for your own stupidity.
As for Ireland being solely responsible for a border, dream on. Any border will be policed on both sides because both sides will have to track what's moving through for their own accounting.
I'm curious, if we bomb out and manage to get WTO status and then someone complains and we're forced to put a border in place - I take it you'll think the WTO are being unreasonable too?
As my old gran used to say: "You made your bed, now lie in it".