In a late eleventh-hour discussion on the first phase of the negotiating period with the EU, there was a promise of “no hard border” on the island of Ireland, but there was no final decision on exactly how that was going to be achieved. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has weighed in with his own solution.
In a leaked letter to the Prime Minister, it was stated that the stance with the border could shift. He wrote, “It is wrong to see the task as maintaining ‘no border.'” He feels the government’s task should be to “stop this border from becoming significantly harder.”
He next suggested, “Even if a hard border is reintroduced, we would expect to see 95%+ of goods pass the border without checks.” Experts are weighing in on this issue, calling it “reckless” and “poor for the future of Ireland.”