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1~
18.04.2016
Theresa Villiers contradicts statements by Ahern, Hayes and Lawson.
irishnews.com/news/2016/04/1…
2~
Warnings from:
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister
Peter Mandleson, former U.K. Northern Ireland secretary
Dermot Ahern, Former Irish Foreign Minister
Conor Patterson, CEO Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency
politico.eu/article/northe…
3~
12.05.2016
FW Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister:
"The very moment that the U.K. leaves, we'll have a border again between Ireland and Northern Ireland. That has at least the potential to ignite a conflict that apparently has become totally calm."
politico.eu/article/juncke…
4~
09.06.2016
Former PMs Tony Blair and John Major
theguardian.com/politics/2016/…
6~
15.06.2015
PM David Cameron
irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/…
7~
20.06.2016
Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
theguardian.com/politics/2016/…
8~
31.05.2016
Hugh Orde, former Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland
irishtimes.com/opinion/hugh-o…
10~
21.06.2016
Then Home Secretary, Theresa May
irishtimes.com/news/ireland/i…
11~
20.05.2016
BBC Newsnight
12~
10.06.2016
Warnings from Chancellor George Osborne, former PMs Major and Blair.
Denials from Villiers.
scopeni.nicva.org/article/brexit…
13~
17.04.2016
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, SoS Theresa Villiers
news.sky.com/story/ireland-…
15~
08.02.2016
BBC Radio 4 programme. 30 mins.
bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06…
20~
15.04.2015 (Twenty-fifteen)
"In our model we have assumed that under the ‘best case’ scenario, the Irish-UK border would be similar to that of Switzerland’s border with the EU."
openeurope.org.uk/today/blog/how…
24~
16.06.2016
Even Australia is wise to this problem.
news.com.au/finance/econom…
26~
17.06.2016
NYT was aware of this issue before the vote
nytimes.com/2016/06/18/wor…
28~
14.06.2016
Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese
irishpost.com/news/brexit-wi…
29~
18.05.2016
"There is no existing model that would permit the continued lack of a customs frontier in Northern Ireland if the UK left the EU."
factcheckni.org/facts/would-br…
30~
For those with short memories, I am cataloguing pre-referendum media articles about "the border issue" which Brexiters falsely claim was never discussed before the referendum and was "manufactured" by the EU and Ireland.
#brexit #IrishBorder
32~
10.12.2015 (twenty fifteen)
"An EU border between the Republic and Northern Ireland may not do as much economic damage as is commonly supposed ... but Sinn Fein might argue that such a border would invalidate the British-Irish Agreement Act"
prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/twelv…
34~
25.04.2016
Panel discussion on BBC Newsnight
35~
31.05.2016
36~
24.05.2016
38~
06.06.2016
"The EU’s new external border would divide Northern Ireland from the rest of the island and could thereby jeopardise the peace agreement."
ceps.eu/publications/b…
39~
07.05.2015 (Two years before the vote)
europeanmovement.eu/impact-of-a-po…
40~
03.06.2016
THE DAILY MAIL
dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/artic…
42~
01.06.2016
Hugh Orde, Former Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland:
irishnews.com/news/2016/06/0…
#brexit
#ireland
#border
43~
10.06.2016
"Insisting that she was 'not scaremongering', Lady Hermon said: 'I live here, I am going to continue to live here. I love Northern Ireland. I am a unionist.'"
bbc.com/news/uk-northe…
44~
21.06.2016
Theresa May predicts Irish border controls if UK pulls out of European Union
bbc.com/news/uk-northe…
49~
16.02.2016
Former Taoiseach John Bruton
50~
20.06.2016
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
By my count, pre-referendum warnings about the border came from 7 Prime Ministers of UK or Ireland (current, past or future):

David Cameron
John Major
Tony Blair
Theresa May
Enda Kenny
John Bruton
Bertie Ahern

Yet the issue was "never discussed" before the referendum.
#Brexit
52~
05.05.2016
Former Taoiseach, John Bruton
"Voters here in Lancashire need to think about the consequences for peace in Ireland of the deepening of the border in Ireland that would flow from a Brexit decision on 23 June."

johnbruton.com/2016/05/
54~
26.01.2016
"Everyone is going to be mad as hell, especially the Irish"
fortune.com/2016/01/26/bri…
55~
11.04.2016
Former Chancellor, Nigel Lawson
irishnews.com/paywall/tsb/ir…
57~
09.06.2016
Former President Bill Clinton
"I worry that the future prosperity and peace of Northern Ireland could be jeopardised if Britain withdraws."
newstatesman.com/politics/uk/20…
58~
09.06.2016
Blair and Major warnings also ran in @Independent independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…
59~
10.06.2016
Despite headline, @Telegraph agreed the "Irish border would become a frontier between the UK and Europe. Questions over how it is then policed would need to be resolved ..."
telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/0…
60~
09.06.2016
ITV covered the Blair/Major warning
itv.com/news/2016-06-0…
61~
09.06.2016
Express covered the Blair/Major warning and also mentioned Bill Clinton
express.co.uk/news/politics/…
62~
21.02.2019
"With Brexit, the inter-Irish border would harden, because it would become an external EU border."
telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/no…
64~
02.03.2016
Farage:
"There are a lot of scare stories."
belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-…
65~
04.06.2016
"Britain and Ireland might still not want to restore a hard border with customs"
economist.com/britain/2016/0…
66~
08.11.2015
“I think the average person needs to pay more attention,” he said. “They didn’t react too well when they had the border here.”
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-bri…
69~
26.05.2016
"There have certainly been suggestions that the border might well be hardened in the event of a vote to leave. Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has said that Ireland could reinstate border controls in the event of a Brexit"
publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cm…
70~
07.01.2016
CUSTOMS POSTS COULD RETURN TO IRISH BORDER IF BREXIT GOES AHEAD, WARNS TAOISEACH
talkofthetown.ie/customs-posts-…
71~
28.04.2016
"It is difficult to believe that this can have no restraining implications for the passage of goods and people between Northern Ireland and the Republic."
blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/04…
"The west coast of the Republic of Ireland is sparsely populated, making it a prime area for drug and people smuggling."

Those people-trafficking Nova Scotians!
78~
24.01.2016
"The border would then be an external EU border, requiring more controls on either side to prevent unwanted migration and monitor customs flow. "
theconversation.com/would-brexit-b…
2016, not 2019
80~
February 2016, UK Government:
"Northern Ireland would be confronted with difficult issues about the relationship with Ireland. Outside the EU’s Customs Union, it would be necessary to impose customs checks on the movement of goods across the border."
assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
81~
22.06.2016
"In Northern Ireland, a big debate has been going on about what will happen to the border with the Republic of Ireland if the UK votes to leave."
pri.org/stories/2016-0…
81~
14.04.2016
"Theresa Villiers, Northern Ireland secretary, has sought to end confusion among Brexit campaigners over the impact on the province of a vote to leave the EU"
ft.com/content/858fa0…
84~
13.05.2016
Kate Hoey: "Nor is it likely that cross-border trade will be damaged as William Hague claimed."
telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/1…
85~
04.03.2016
"Perhaps the most significant practical and symbolic consequence would be the need to re-institute a formal land border between North and South."
blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2016/03…
86~
09.05.2016
William Hague: "The open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would be called into question."
telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/0…
87~
27.05.2016
"Peace has got rid of all the army and the checkpoints, and as far as I am concerned Europe and the free movement of goods made a huge difference in terms of taking customs posts off the roads"
bbc.com/news/uk-politi…
88~
22.06.2016
"Discussion is already underway about a post-Brexit need to reinstate border controls at the UK’s only land border, between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland."
theconversation.com/how-is-the-uks…
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