Twitter thread by @Tsar_Nicholas: 1/ Ok this is a really, really bad idea for so so many...
Published: 2019-08-27 16:00:44
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1/ Ok this is a really, really bad idea for so so many reasons. Police from mainland UK are not trained or equipped to deal with many issues in NI, especially along the border in a no deal Brexit scenario. When I was in 38 Irish Brigade in 2009/10 we had very serious
2/ concerns about the growth in dissident violence and an expectation it would get worse leading up to the 2016 Easter rising centenary. It didn’t, because the whole Ireland effect of the GFA and economic growth north and south meant the nation moved on
3/ A hard border splitting the two nations will bring all the dissidents back (with lots of weapons and explosives they didn’t declare) and mainland Police are not geared up for it. PSNI officers carry handguns; GB police do not unless they are specialists
4/ This is a very, very precarious situation and is likely to lead to the deaths of police officers. Let’s not forget; many police will be needed in GB due to civil unrest here.