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Virtual inanity: Solution to Irish border requires data and tech not yet available, MPs told

Ken 16 Silver badge

Re: In event of Brexit emergency, break grass

You are 100% correct, that's why the Boundary Commission was set up in 1922 as part of the Anglo Irish Treaty and operated in 1924-1925. It was expected to operate the same way as similar commissions setting international borders following the Great War, polling people on a parish by parish basis as to which side of the border they wanted to be on. Unfortunately a newspaper leaked their work, showing that a lot more people (and land) would go to Ireland than to Northern Ireland and the British objected and shut it down with no changes from the county boundaries pre-1920.

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