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Northern Ireland papers: no simple solution to hard border, say UK officials

Documents discuss huge political difficulty of accepting any of the proposals for resolving problem Senior British officials privately conceded last year that the UK’s preferred solution for avoiding a hard border with the Republic after Brexit would threaten the EU’s single market and that all possible outcomes would be damaging for the province.A series of leaked letters and briefing papers from the Northern Ireland executive – at least one of which was sent to Olly Robbins, the prime minister’s most senior Brexit adviser – lay bare the huge difficulties created...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 25 April