Lest we forget….

It is very easy to see Brexit as an abstract.   EU good – Britain bad or vice versa.   The same can be said about the debate over the Irish backstop – is this a cunning plan by the EU to keep Britain tied into the EU without Britain having any say about its future or not?   All noise and fury.   Then this morning I came across this simple memorial to one more person who died because of the problems associated with the Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland border.   Now I am not saying that leaving the EU without a deal is going to lead to a resumption of the Troubles but it certainly won’t make it less likely.   I am sure that the last thing that the DUP want is such an outcome but I am not so sure that some of the more voluble Tory MP’s   understand that they are potentially playing with fire.

I hope for the best but sometimes I just wonder.

BTW Crossmaglen is only a couple of miles from the border.

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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