A surveillance state is no fix for Brexit's Irish border issue

日期:2017-11-23 03:00:31 作者:郇艨检 阅读:

Mariusz Smiejek/DPA/PA Images In debates leading up to the Brexit referendum last year, the island of Ireland featured as little more than a footnote. But the question of how to carry out future customs checks along the 500-kilometre land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has dogged Theresa May’s government ever since she became UK prime minister. Currently, both nations are members of the European Union. But although people and goods can flow freely across the border’s more than 200 road crossings today, when the UK leaves the EU,