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A thread- Labour & the #IrishBorder. Last night @jonsnowC4 interviewed @Keir_Starmer on @Channel4News. Starmer put forward Lab's Customs Union idea as the solution, Snow then picked up this idea & asked him about a Norway deal. 1/
Despite what Starmer implied, a Customs Union on its own would not stop customs checks. It was only when the UK & Ireland joined the Single Market in 1993 that customs checks vanished. Lab oppose being in the Single Market. 2/
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As it is, Norway is in the Single Market. But, as it is not in the EU's Customs Union, there are checks. @Freight_NI points out its one lorry every 35 sec on #IrishBorder at the moment while there's a delay of 10 ins on Norway/Sweden. 3/
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Sir Ivan Rogers @UCL_EI asserts that we’ve reached point of what he describes as a #BrexitRevolution “When it is essential for both the revolutionaries and the counter revolutionaries to extirpate any compromisers ..a pretty common feature of revolutionary politics #UCLRogers
..(just the UK we’re not used to revolutionary politics) in which polarisation progressively narrows the space for compromise, and indeed compromise (which always early a pretty dirty word in UK politics) becomes a term of abuse..” Sir Ivan Rogers @UCL_EI #UCLRogers continued
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“The [Hard Brexit] revolutionaries declare that every Brexit version bar their own is not truly Brexit.”

Sir Ivan Rogers on the impact of reaching the pivotal point of #BrexitRevolution on political discourse @UCL_EI #UCLRogers
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A #NewYearsEve #thread

On 🇪🇺 & 🇬🇧 & 🇳🇴 & 🦄🦄🦄

May 2019 bring much 🎂 to have & eat!

Due thanks @SebDance for inspiration
#HappyNewYear2019
Some clever 🇬🇧 spin doctors have added a ➕ to 🇳🇴

'#NorwayPlus'
assumedly to make it more alluring?

@USverdrup, Director at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs @NUPInytt noted to the 🇳🇴 @Aftenposten daily:
“If you stand at the edge
you no longer seek the best solution”
Please consider this:

Did any Central & Eastern European country joining 🇪🇺 2004
1st knock @EFTAsecretariat's door
as their preferred ‘solution’ for #SingleMarket access?

#EFTA & the #EEA Agreement it administers
= a barren 🏜️ for #democracy

A truly grey Brussels #bureaucracy.
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