Monday 26 June 2017

Kevin Doyle: Leaving the back door open will not be an option for UK in Brexit talks

'How can Mrs May honestly tell her citizens she has taken back control of the UK border unless there are checkpoints from Louth to Donegal?' Photo: Getty
'How can Mrs May honestly tell her citizens she has taken back control of the UK border unless there are checkpoints from Louth to Donegal?' Photo: Getty
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Leaving the back door open was for generations considered 'normal practice' in parts of Ireland, where a stranger would be spotted a mile away.

People felt safe in the knowledge that their neighbours had their backs and in any event, there was little to steal.

Nowadays you'd be seen as either naïve or downright stupid to leave a door unlocked - but that's what we are asking the UK to do by campaigning for the retention of the Common Travel Area.

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