A Brexit hard border for Northern Ireland looks like it would be next to impossible

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is, no doubt, complex, but these pictures that Mark Sugrue shared on Twitter cast the issue of a hard border in a new light.

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Sharing pictures of the border cutting through roads, businesses, and even homes, Sugrue asks: "Would love to see 'technology' solve this... "

Some fun @BorderIrish crossings between Ireland and the UK. Would love to see 'technology' solve this... #brexit pic.twitter.com/qy7OpHwx3i

— Mark Sugrue (@marksugruek) July 29, 2019

This industrial yard is split by the border #brexit pic.twitter.com/aLNvZ8N9Ky

— Mark Sugrue (@marksugruek) July 29, 2019

Of another picture, Sugrue asks: "Who drew this border? Were they high?"

Who drew this #border? Were they high? pic.twitter.com/MJk1Yuh14L

— Mark Sugrue (@marksugruek) July 29, 2019

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Sugrue’s tweets are reminiscent of a 2017 BBC video that showed just how it easy it was to drive back and forth along the border in a matter of minutes:

Crossing the Irish border four times in ten minutes. pic.twitter.com/RuzBqzvG5x

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 4, 2017

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Sugrue, among the others that have joined in on his thread, raises the issue as Brexit looms with no deal in place and the backstop, the mechanism in place to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland, remaining the main point of contention.

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems steadfast in getting the United Kingdom out of the European Union on October 31, deal or no deal, but has slammed the current Withdrawal Agreement's backstop as "undemocratic."

EU leaders have indicated that they are unwilling to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to renegotiate the backstop.

The Northern Irish border weaves through roads, businesses, and homes - how can a hard border be implemented after Brexit?Mark Sugrue, Twitter