‘Hard border on Ireland will return under no-deal Brexit’ – Juncker

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A hard border on Ireland will return if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU) with a no-deal Brexit, stated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

During an interview with Sky News, Juncker criticised UK MPs who “are forgetting about the history” of the peace the Good Friday Agreement brought between Ireland and Britain. The EC President denied that the EU will be held responsible for the return of violence that might arise between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

At the end of his interview, Juncker stated that “The EU is not leaving the UK; the UK is leaving the EU,” insisting that Brexit was a British decision.

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