The one thing that Brexit did bring up more than anything else was a lot of uncertainty. Businesses did not know the exact regulations that governed them any more. And citizens from Ireland didn’t know whether they would need visas to enter U.K. again.
Well, all of that till now.
As per a new development after the Brexit, travellers do not need post-Brexit borders posts for Ireland and Northern Ireland province of the UK. The UK pointed this out, showcasing its early efforts to resolve one of the most complicated parts of EU exit. This is a bone of contention for resolving the areas of friction between the UK and the EU.
The problem of post-Brexit border posts is among the most controversial aspects of the EU exit. The question was simple – what happens to the rights of the nationals of the UK and the EU?
It’s not just a simple affair, really.
More than 30,000 people move across the 500 km border daily without any immigration or customs checks. This has put severe pressure on the negotiators to devise a mechanism for the borders at Ireland. The problem is – all of it has to be done without inciting violence; around 3, 600 people were killed before the Peace agreement in 1998.
The problem of Post-Brexit border posts for Ireland and Northern Ireland province isn’t new – there have been years of agitation over it.
How does The Announcement Help?
The move by the U.K government is a welcome one – it develops on their promise that they want a seamless experience between the two places.
The proposal points out that the absence of border posts and physical border infrastructure will actually enable freer movement of goods.
The fact that the UK government has declared it as the Common Travel Area means that Ireland and U.K. citizens do not have to worry about moving around any more.