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The obvious is never obvious

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The Northern Ireland Conservatives are in the core of the process. Without them supporting the May government, making the Irish sea the border between the EU and Britain would be the obvious choice. But now there is only one way, a closed Irish / Northern Ireland border.
The obvious is that Ireland starts preparations to close the border. If they would starting doing so now, it would put huge pressure on May. If it would turn around the The Northern Ireland Conservatives, that would be a great outcome. If the The Northern Ireland Conservatives would persevere,  Ireland is prepared for the days after the worst (most likely) outcome from the Brexit negotiations.
If they start preparing for closing the border with Northern Ireland after the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in all cases it will be to late.

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