A day after Prime Minister Theresa May’s team sketched out a vision for future customs arrangements with the European Union, today will see it address the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
British and European negotiators need to show “flexibility and imagination” to devise post-Brexit arrangements on the island that preserve free movement of people and goods across the border, the Brexit Department said in an overnight statement.
“Top of our list is to agree upfront no physical border infrastructure — that would mean a return to the border posts of the past and is completely unacceptable to the U.K.,” the department said.
The 310-mile crossing will form the bloc’s only land border with the U.K. after Brexit and it’s shaping up to be one of the trickiest parts of the talks. While both sides want to avoid obstacles to trade…