Brexit on the border: 'Even routine things like moving silage from one farm to another will be affected'
The Gardai and PSNI mounted a checkpoint near Arthur Hughes's farm in Middleton on the Armagh-Monaghan border a fortnight ago and within minutes there was a sizeable queue of vehicles running around the edge of his farm.
The checkpoint was put in place to film a promotional video for the two police forces but only gave Arthur a bad bout of deja vu as he immediately thought of the olden days of the 1980s and 1990s.
"We just don't want to go back to that. It was all queues and queues and border custom huts with nothing moving anywhere - just torture," he told the Farming Independent this week.
The impactof Brexit is a hot topic for Arthur's farming neighbours in and around Middleton and the border.
He runs a 100ac dairy farm on the Armagh side of the border and a 100ac drystock farm on the Monaghan side in the Republic.
He doesn't believe that anyone really can predict the outcome of the upcoming talks.
"Everyone is in the dark about what is going to happen. We are getting bad vibes at the moment but everyone is really just guessing," he said.