Re: thank you
Let's take a little look at that...
AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND
RIGHTS, SAFEGUARDS AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY.
1. The parties affirm their commitment to the mutual respect, the civil rights and the religious liberties of everyone in the community. Against the background of the recent history of communal conflict, the parties affirm in particular:
• the right to freely choose one’s place of residence;
Can't do that with a hard border.
• the right to equal opportunity in all social and economic activity, regardless of class, creed, disability, gender or ethnicity;
Can't do that with a hard border either.
Economic, Social and Cultural Issues
2. Subject to the public consultation currently under way, the British Government will make rapid progress with:
(i) a new regional development strategy for Northern Ireland, for consideration in due course by a the Assembly, tackling the problems of a divided society and social cohesion in urban, rural and border areas
Can't tackle societal division and social cohesion in border areas with a hard border between the two.
1. The participants note that the development of a peaceful environment on the basis of this agreement can and should mean a normalisation of security arrangements and practices.
The normalisation of security arrangements is what it is now. Re-introducing a hard border would now be an "un-normalisation" of security arrangements.
2. The British Government will make progress towards the objective of as early a return as possible to normal security arrangements in Northern Ireland, consistent with the level of threat and with a published overall strategy, dealing with:
(ii) the removal of security installations;
Any border installation is a de facto "security installation".