The Wall Street Journal, April 9, Lord Trimble
The nationalist Catholic politician John Hume and I completed what became known as the Good Friday Agreement 23 years ago Saturday. It was designed to end the 35 years of violence that had cost thousands of lives in Northern Ireland and beyond, and to deal with the sectarian divisions that had allowed terrorism to fester. Today tensions are returning, as the agreement is in danger from a dispute over Brexit.
I have outlined a solution at the Centre for Brexit Policy called “mutual enforcement.” The EU and the U.K. could put in a place an agreement to enforce each other’s regulations. This would apply to businesses involved in trade across the border of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
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