How would Boris Johnson solve the Irish border problem?

The Conservative leadership candidate’s  lack of firm principle and ideology suggests an accommodation with the EU could be more likely than it looks.

Northern Ireland has never particularly animated Boris Johnson. In this respect, the former foreign secretary differs from other contenders for the Conservative leadership, most notably his nemesis Michael Gove. For Gove, the 1998 Good Friday Agreement was New Labour’s gravest sin. Tony Blair’s willingness to compromise with Sinn Féin reflected what Gove, then a reactionary polemicist, diagnosed as a corrosive moral laxity. In a pamphlet published in 2000, The Price of Peace, he...
source: New Statesman

2019-06-12 20:26
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