"Maximum traded among Irish nationalists since the middle of the nineteenth century holds that England's crisis is islands opportunity. As Brexit looms. This saying may have to be updated along with Britain's long treasured reputation for sensible, governance and commonsense compromise Brexit substantially a tantrum by non London England as opposed to the United kingdoms of a constituent nations looks not so much like Ireland's opportunity as also islands crisis. Indeed, one of the few redeeming ironies of the entire Brexit. Vasko has been these spectacle of Britain's quest for self determination. At least as Brexit is preferred to see it being forward by Ireland the border between the Republic of island northern island, therefore, the border to be between the EU and the non EU is still the biggest obstacle. Brexit has to overcome. No matter. What happens what kind of a future relationship that we have that we never returned to board of the path trouble along the border between Northern Ireland Irish Republic this box off. So this vitally important bucks. Faxed the backstory backstop. Stop. Why do we need the Batstone the wider effect of Brexit upon the Republika violent depends to a large extent on what kind of Brexit occurs. And as we go to where roughly fifty days until the UK your to leave the EU, nobody news and the kind of Brexit that occurs on March twenty ninth four whenever is. Lonzo down to whether some agreement between the UK and the EU can be reached on precisely how the border between the UK and Ireland will operate after Brexit as things stand. The UK government is suggesting alternative arrangements to the so-called backstop, which is at least in keeping with the entire Brexit ethos of being long on airy reassurance and short on practical details. Shoot the Irish border issued prove intractable the likeliest consequence is in no deal Brexit, while this would likely be bad news for the UK, it might at least be argued that Britain would be lying in the rickety bed that it made for itself having voted for Brexit in the first place. Island. However did not vote for it. Indeed. Recent polls put Irish support for you membership at north of eighty five percent, but this will not prevent island collecting shrapnel from the UK's self-inflicted wound the IMF predicts a four percent reduction in Ireland's economic output, and the loss of perhaps fifty thousand jobs the economic and social research institute in Irish think tank estimates the average annual cost per household at fourteen hundred euros due to price rises around. Eighty percent of Ireland's exports go to or through the UK forty percent of Ireland's food imports and fifty five percent of its fuel imports travel in the opposite direction and fifty old days out. Nobody knows how this will work. Even a relatively soft Brexit in which the UK leaves the EU under the terms of the deal agreed by Cape Prime Minister Theresa may with the EU though, not as yet with the UK's. Parliament is bad news for Ireland Irish companies will still need to reorganize this supply chains and adjust their administration at the very least it will be an immense and expensive hassle. But it is possible not that this was ever what indifferent and ignorant Brexit as intended that Brexit might offer island some benefits at least thirty companies have relocated at least some of their operations from the UK to Ireland, including hilariously Somerset capital, the investment management firm. Partly owned by pro Brexit cheerleader and conservative mpg Camry smoke. More may will follow. Another unintended consequence of Brexit has been and will continue to be an abrupt expansion of the Irish nation. Since the referendum in June two thousand sixteen tens of thousands of British citizens anxious to maintain their rights as EU citizens have brandished parental or grand parental birth certificates at the nearest Irish embassy. London's alone has issued more than one hundred seventy six thousand Irish passports since the vote I think one of the biggest challenges facing us city in my lifetime as Brexit. How we make sure that even though we've been even e- you. We remain open open to to trade open to people London voted remained by nearly sixty percent to forty and the remain share climbs stool, if one's definition of London trims off a few grouchy to Burroughs the idea that London might happily adjust to life as an outer suburb of Dublin is not weirdly anywhere near the top ten silliest Brexit solutions, which have been suggested these last few years. Medical twenty four. I'm andrew."