Solution To The Irish Backstop Under A No Deal Brexit Scenario

Madsen Pirie of the Adam Smith Institute discusses possible solutions to the Irish Backstop arrangement in a no deal brexit scenario. Primarily that leaving under WTO rules allows for “national security exceptions” and “emergency in international relations”

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“the UK could … allow goods from the Irish Republic free access across the border
into Northern Ireland, without allowing goods from the rest of the EU
similar free access until a free trade deal had been completed.”

Why? Will somebody PLEASE explain to me why we need permission to buy goods from foreigners. The simplest solution is to just…….. *NOT* put tarffis on imports. Not: agree to not put tarrifs on imports, not: have a deal to not put tarrifs on imports, just…. NOT put tarrifs on imports.