We’ve the occasional military type around here. No doubt some have served in NI. A technical question.
The EU is thinking about that having to be a hard border. Properly dividing EU from non-EU. My own thought is that this has never been a hard border. I mean never. It’s just the 6 county boundaries and counties aren’t particularly defined by defendable geographic features. OK, we’re not talking military, obviously, but to have a hard border you do need one of two things.
1) Geographic features which produce the border. Nice wide rivers, high mountains, steep ravines, things which just make it easier to define and guard against crossings.
2) The Berlin Wall.
We’re not going to do 2, obviously. But my intuition, and this is the question, is that NI/I just doesn’t have 1 either. There’s this field, then that one, and that’s about it for some to much of it.
Which was rather the problem when there was that military stuff, wasn’t it?
The final bit being, OK, given some people who know the area, is there in fact any manner of making that a hard border without a wall/fence?