Brexit Heads for Showdown Over Irish Border

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The most remarkable thing about Boris Johnson’s speech on Wednesday in which he supposedly set out to reassure pro-Europeans worried about Brexit was what he didn’t say.

Astonishingly, the U.K. foreign secretary had nothing to say about what is arguably Britain’s biggest foreign-policy challenge. Ireland is the only member of the European Union with which the U.K. shares a land border—one of the most unstable in Europe not so long ago. In the last 20 years, and thanks in large part to shared membership of the EU, relations…



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