How will the Irish border issue be resolved after Brexit?

Northern Ireland will stay inside the customs union and enforce a border with the rest of the UK.
4% (2 votes)
A frictionless border will be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
85% (44 votes)
A hard border will be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
2% (1 vote)
The UK will remain in a customs union with the EU.
10% (5 votes)
Total votes: 52

Comments

I choose number two. I think this is the more desirable solution. But both parties have problems to solve. EU doesn't change rules for Brexit and UK want to have his market as a principal objective. The geography doesn't help too. Historical „Friday Agreement” can provide more frictions after two decades of peace and development. EU and UK analyze how they can manage some similar agreements like Swiss or Norway/Sweden borders. If Brexit produces, in my opinion, Ireland makes a step to reunite to avoid any border frictions. All options have issues if North remain in the EU all purpose of Brexit is worthless. If a solid border will be established the „Friday agreement” became obsolete. If UK remains in EU, there is no Brexit. So a frictionless border where the technique has a part can be a solution. Nothing is perfect, so any agreement has pluses and minuses and can be improved.
Total votes: 17
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I am convinced that Brexit will affect Britain especially Nortern Ireland as it`s part and Republic of Ireland. First of all on their border issue and trade relations.The best way to resolve it is establish frictionless border between countries, the effectiveness of this method has already been proven by Norway and Sweeden. Other options are unlikely, because they require much cost and time to cross the border. Completely unrealistic, in my opinion, is enforsing border between the UK and Norther Ireland. Britain won`t definitely agree to this.
Total votes: 16
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As far as i understood there are 3 ways for resolving the problem around Irish border. The UK could reimpose the hard border between Ireland and N. Ireland by bringing back the police to the walls but it can lead to the isolation of nationalists. The second point is to leave N. Ireland in the EU Customs Union and draw border in Irish sea. On the contrary to the first case it can separate unionists and drastically change Good Friday Agreement. The third way - the UK stays in the EU Customs Union. But this is unacceptable for the process of BREXIT. Theresa May rejected all the compromises above. The greatest example is a frictionless border between Norway and Sweden. Really, high technologies it is our future. They can simplify not just our entity but political affairs as well. Additionally, i am positive about frictionless border and voted that it will be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Total votes: 10
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The issue of the borders of Ireland has always been quite complicted and ambiguous. Brexit has created a very specific problem and now London is responsible for its solution. I think that the United Kingdom does not want to allow the resumption of military actions which has already happened precisely because of this issue. This is why a frictionless border will be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Total votes: 12
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This a difficult question to answer and a more difficult matter to predict. UK leaving the EU will set a precedent and is hard to say what exactly will happen. However i think that the Irish border issue will be resolved by establishing a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Is not the best solution, allways existing disadvantages solving a issue in a specific way, but the other variants bring more disadvanteges. First of all, the first solution that says that Northern Ireland will stay inside the customs union and enforce a border with the rest of the UK, is not a choice, because then Brexit will have no purpose. The same thing goes for the last solution, UK remaining in the customs union with the EU is not an option either. Secondley, establishing a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will become a big issue and i think no one will want that. Therefore, from my point of view, the only valid solution will be establishing a frictionless border. Learning from Sweden and Norway i belive the same will be possible between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Total votes: 15
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The issue of the Irish border is one of the main questionings cause between the UK and The Republic of Ireland. This is сaused for various reasons: history, movement of people, goods and services, and no fixed border. To my mind, this issue can be resolved by establishing a frictionless border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It will predict the emergence of difficulties because of citizen`s complaints about the deprivations all of their EU possibilities.
Total votes: 10
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I am not sure that this is the best answer, but I belive that a frictionless border established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would be the best option of all. If this does not happen, I think the UK will lose in some fileds of activity. Food and drink is the largest production sector in the north and one in ten jobs depends on it. A significant amount of these products are shipped from north to south to be consumed. The Northern Ireland economy depends on its exports of products.
Total votes: 14
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A frictionless border will be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. I choose this answer because I think that this will be the perfect solution because a frictionaless border will solve many issues created by the brexit without being necesarry that Ireland exit the UE.
Total votes: 14
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Leaving in the ever-changing international relations world it is quite complicated to make predictions. For instance, while being a first-year student of IR I couldn't even imagine Brexit. Currently, the process of Brexit is very multifaceted and for both Britain and the EU, stakes are high. Therefore, the question of the Irish border is on the agenda as well. The decision on this issue impacts the variety of other areas. In this seminar, 4 potential outcomes are described. First of all, the UK government seems not to be on the same page concerning this issue. In order to clarify the uncertainties, the final deal on the UK-Custo Union relations should be reached. Only after official statements between these two blocks the decision on the border should be made. Personally, I see the opportunity of a frictional border establishment as the best for now. Taking into account that this practice has already had practical implementations, we can forecast the situation afterwards better. Alongside, I consider this solution a short-term one. Together with Brexit some of the domestic issues of UK has got new dimensions. Thus, the questions of Irish border can potentially outline the issues on sovereignty, ethnicity and self-governing. Again, capitalising the importance of communication, the UK government should invest into the communicate this issue to the average citizens. In the worst case scenario, some third parties influence is possible.
Total votes: 9
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To my deep conviction, the most true will be the second option. Politically, the Irish border has become one of the most difficult issues about Brexit to solve. As we see,the UK government wants to leave the EU’s single market and the customs union to gain independent trade with non-EU countries, but at the same time avoid a hard border with Ireland. The situation is rather complicated, so it's difficult to talk about its further development, but it seems to me the most optimal option will be establishing between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland a frictionless border.
Total votes: 9
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