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We must avoid a hard border, insists Merkel

We must avoid a hard border, insists Merkel”

The Taoiseach says as it stands the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on April 12th without a Brexit deal - but there's still time for Theresa May to come up with alternatives.

"It's not a questions of a big stick or us being put under undue pressure, but there are reasonable questions being asked as to how we will protect the integrity of the single market and the single union".

But Mr Varadkar said it was unclear whether Mr Corbyn "will rise to the occasion" and help end the deadlock.

Angela Merkel will meet the taoiseach at Farmleigh today for discussions about Brexit as the political impasse in London raises the prospect of no deal.

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"We've set out clearly to Mr Barnier and others that any hardening of that border would represent a step backwards for Ireland".

Mr Varadkar added: "When it comes to animal checks, it's much more hard".

A fifth said they would prefer it left and joined the Republic of Ireland following any future referendum on removing the border in Ireland, pollsters revealed.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, Varadkar said Ireland would have dual priorities: protecting the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ushered in 20 years of relative peace and stability in Northern Ireland, and protecting the EU's single market.

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Discussing his meeting with Mr Macron in Paris on Tuesday, Mr Varadkar said he was "really heartened by the enormous support" that France continued to demonstrate towards Ireland and, by Mr Macron's statement that Ireland would never be abandoned by France or by the EU.

Speaking in the Irish parliament on Wednesday, the Taoiseach said he hoped Mr Corbyn would show leadership and come up with a compromise plan with Mrs May. "What I mean by that is checks in European Union ports on all Irish products, that is not a runner and would cause significant damage to our economy so we will not allow it".

The Taoiseach is getting to the nub of the no-deal border problem.

But the issue of animals and food products is much more hard.

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That is there in black and white: Council Directive 97/78/EC.



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