EU Spox: No-Deal Brexit Means “Hard” Ireland Border

The Guardian reports:

The EU has injected further pressure into the Brexit talks by confirming it will enforce a hard border on the island of Ireland in the event of a no-deal outcome, despite the risk this would pose to peace.

In comments that proved highly uncomfortable for Dublin, Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief spokesman told reporters in Brussels it was “pretty obvious” border infrastructure would be necessary if the UK were to leave without an agreement.

Both the Irish and British governments have been wary of speculating about the repercussions of the UK leaving the EU with no deal in place.