A few photos of border crossings between Ireland and the UK demonstrate why the Brexit Irish border issue is more complex than the Brexiters in government want to admit.
First published in August 2019.
• Mark Sugrue is Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Kinesense in Dublin.
• He wrote and shared the following story on Twitter a few weeks ago.
There is a section of the Irish border where the border runs down the middle of the road. East-bound lane is the EU. West-bound is the UK. I would love to see how Boris Johnson’s technology can solve that:
I would love to see how ‘technology’ solves this:
Part of the north-bound lane of the M1 motorway is in the UK:
This industrial yard is split by the border:
Here, the camera is in the UK and pointing towards the south. You can see the Irish border as a line in the road, where the surface quality improves:
This nice house is in Ireland, but driveway starts in the UK. There is no other way in:
The Irish border cuts this vehicle hire company’s property in half. I hope they are ready for the extra paperwork:
Who drew this border? Were they high?
And another business cut in half. These people will need to be exporting and re-importing their cattle each day after Brexit:
The nice people of Cavanagh Free Range Eggs have a Brexit problem. Their business is in the UK, but the only access road is via the EU:
A nearby barn is divided by the Brexit border. Can Boris Johnson’s technology track farm animals as they move around the barn?
Finally, who can figure out this section of the Irish border?
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