Irish Border : Republic and N Ireland. Very old footage of the border was shown during the time of the troubles. A military watch tower loomed in the background. The while tenure and tone was of if NO agreement is reached then it is a step back to the bad old days. In fact there have been no commercial customs in place since 1922 and the Government has stated continually they do not want any physical infrastructure in place at the Irish border. No one does. It’s not in anyone’s interests. As someone who has lived in 5 European countries and worked extensively in Europe over 20 years I’ve seen the EU close up. Consequently I have a very good first hand insight to the EU. Europe is a wonderful place. The EU is not.