Posted on September 24th, 2020
By Rab Bruce’s Spider
Brexiteers do love their borders. One of their slogans was that they wanted to take back control of the UK’s borders to prevent an invasion by hordes of immigrants, and yet controlling the borders during the Covid19 pandemic is something they have signally failed to do. You’d think it would be relatively easy for an island state to keep control, but clearly it’s impossible. Unless you are New Zealand, of course.
And let’s not forget the Irish border which was always going to be a major flaw in the progress of Brexit. The solution to this seems to be to move it into the Irish Sea and hope that nobody notices.
We shouldn’t forget Gibraltar either, although it must be said the entire UK media seems to have done a pretty good job of that. What is happening there? Apparently nothing. Perhaps the UK Government are adopting the same attitude as they are to the Irish border and simply hoping the problem goes away.
Then there’s the Scottish border which may or may not exist when you are reading this. It seems to very much depend on which particular argument the Tories / Brexiteers are making at any given point in time. Sometimes the border is there, sometimes it isn’t.
And now, to top it all off, we are going to have a border around Kent. Perhaps this is all part of a cunning plan to ensure readiness for Brexit. Maybe they think that the more borders they have, the more practice they will have at controlling them. Based on their performance so far, they certainly need an awful lot of practice. I wonder how long it will be before the Kent border joins the list of borders the Tories wish wasn’t there.