There's no way the UK can leave the EU and the Six counties remain.
It's simply unworkable.
the North will be inundated with EU migrants, who will stay for a few years, get citizenship, then cross the sea.
It will be the next Calais.
Britain has stricter citizenship laws than we do. I would be surprised if they can get UK citizenship that way. I think it would be much easier to get Irish citizenship and then move to the UK - something that probably already happens and should intensify with the new border.
Hopefully that does happen and they will pressure us into strengthening our immigration system and citizenship.
There will be no hard border, May knows exactly what she is doing.
She will go to parliament and say there can be no deal with NI and ROI, she will then suggest to parliament that the whole of the UK will need to have the same deal as NI and keep the UK in the SM and CU.
Parliment will accept this and we will see the UK have a soft Brexit.
The EU is in revenge mode and thinks getting punitive on Brexit is the way to go, The Atlanticist Brexiteer faction are saying "do your worst, world trade awaits".
As for the nordie border, it'll be a hardish border. Still very passable but with spotchecks that are a shade tougher than drink driving spotchecks but nothing that will make anyone's head explode. That's muh prophesy anyway. The effect this will have on PSF will be interesting.
Hopefully the anti-European people, EU, will break up in the next 20 years. Eastern Europe should be first to go.
Remember what Franz Timmermans said "Muslim are the future of Europe", and not forgetting Jean Claude Juncker " “if we don’t offer legal ways of emigrating to Europe, and immigrating within Europe, we will be lost.", "Europe “will clearly need immigration in the coming decades”, "“Africa is not a continent that will become part of our history tomorrow. Africa has always been a part of history,” he told interviewer Max Hofmann. “Certain Europeans just didn’t see it that way.”
In the interview, Juncker did not expand on why Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from the world’s poorest and most turbulent nations, but other EU figures have previously stated that the continent needs millions of third world migrants so as to combat an “ageing population”.
In making this calculation, it is unclear as to whether the European Commission has thought about the fact that migrants also get older, or the effect of an ever-expanding population on the continent’s emissions, or if it has considered the impact of automation — at a time when experts warn millions of jobs will be taken by robots in the coming years.
In addition, recent research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found nothing to support the assertion that economies are harmed by ageing populations.
“There is no evidence of a negative relationship between ageing and GDP per capita,” academics wrote in a paper entitled ‘Secular Stagnation? The Effect of Aging on Economic Growth in the Age of Automation’.
“On the contrary, the relationship is significantly positive in many specifications,” it adds.