Post on the Oxford Business Law Blog by Dr. Sylvia de Mars, Mr. Colin Murray, Prof. Aoife O’Donoghue and Dr. Ben Warwick, discussing how Brexit might affect trade and travel and significantly, peace and prosperity, across the Irish border
The votes are in, and it seems that that Northern Ireland will, against the wishes of its voters, be subject to an England-and-Wales-driven ‘Brexit’. A heightened awareness of what the consequences of the referendum will be for Northern Ireland is paramount in the negotiations that will follow.
Our recent policy paper focusses on how a Brexit might affect trade and travel and significantly, peace and prosperity, across the Irish border. The issues identified here must be considered both by the Northern Ireland Executive in negotiating the UK terms for an ‘exit’ from the EU, and by the Republic of Ireland government in briefing the other 26 EU member states on what they must solidify in this new UK-EU relationship.