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Old 1st Sep 2019, 15:42
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wiggy
 
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I'm sure Italy, France, Belgium and Spain would like to give the impression of tightening their border, but you need more than a few border posts....near where I am, on the border of two of the countries you have listed, the desperate simply avoid the major routes (which very much do get checked/monitored) by walking across the mountains....I'm not sure what approach you suggest the EU take to stop that given that the German units garrisoned down here in WW2, along with their friends amongst the locals, were pretty ruthless and even they couldn't seal the border (thankfully).

https://dahu-ariegeois.fr/passeurs-ariege-pyrenees/

As for topic of the ROI/UK border...is it worth remembering that the ROI chose not to become part of the Schengen area in part because of it's obligations under the Good Friday Agreement?
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