Beyond tariffs: what ‘No Deal’ would mean for the Irish border

Billy Vaughan, Katy Hayward

Research output: Other contribution


Whether at 11pm on 29 March or at a later date, in the absence of the Withdrawal Agreement being approved or Article 50 being revoked, the UK and the EU will find themselves in a ‘no deal scenario’. Given that the joint UK and EU commitment to avoid a hard Irish border was behind the backstop that proved so unpalatable for many MPs, it is worth considering what a crash-out Brexit would look like in the Irish border region. A ‘hard’ border between Northern Ireland outside the EU and Ireland within the EU will be felt in ways that go far beyond tariffs and quotas.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog
PublisherLSE Brexit Blog
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2019


  • Brexit
  • Border
  • No Deal


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