Chris Haskins

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Derry, Northern Ireland. ‘When Britain and Ireland joined the EU together in 1973, it brought closer political engagement than previously thought imaginable.’ Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

A complete British withdrawal from the EU’s single market seems increasingly possible. Business organisations such as the CBI are openly expressing alarm about the prospect of a “hard” Brexit, the kind of rupture that would take Britain out of the single market and possibly even the customs union.

But largely ignored in Westminster and Britain more widely is that some of the most profound economic, political and constitutional consequences of a hard Brexit would be on Britain’s nearest neighbour, Ireland, and on British-Irish relations. Theresa May has indicated that, though both Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, the English and Welsh majority in favour of leaving must prevail.…  Seguir leyendo »