In America, our electoral process takes years. But in the U.K. it takes just a few weeks. Right now, its political parties are campaigning hard ahead of a snap election this month . Brexit is both the backdrop for the vote and the reason for it being called so unexpectedly. Perhaps no country is watching the British elections more closely and has more at stake in the outcome than Ireland. Heres how columnist Fintan OToole wrote about Brexits implications for the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic: But along came Brexit. Its effects, if implemented in their pure form, would be not just to restore a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic but also to make it much more extreme than it ever was before. It would now be...
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Politics Of Pain: Ireland, Britain And Brexit