Sputnik: Is delaying Article 50 going to resolve any outstanding Brexit issues?
That's one thing and reasonable people would accept that, but that's not what this is. This is, we are a government that cannot get our act together, we are working with a parliament that cannot get its act together, and we have a parliament of MPs that are willingly ignoring the will of the British people.
These people work for us, they don't seem to get it, and any attempt to delay Brexit is really just an excuse to try and stop it.
Sputnik: Has the situation regarding the Irish border been overblown?
This really is the most farcical idea, that there might be trouble over something that everyone involved has said won't happen.
Lots of borders between friendly countries around the world are not physical barriers; you go along the US-Canadian border and most of it is just mileposts, and there's simply no concerns about us keeping our border open.
If there are certain goods and services that can't be sold or traded in each country, you deal with them at the point of trading, you don't have to deal with them when they cross a physical piece of land.
Of course, we have a border today between the EU and Ireland on a whole host of areas like taxation, legislation, we don't have it on customs, but so it will be there for customs, I'm sure somehow we will cope with a non-physical border that we have today, just covering a bit more remit.
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