Brexit: Technology to avoid Irish hard border ‘is ten years away’ - News Summed Up

Brexit: Technology to avoid Irish hard border ‘is ten years away’


Sajid Javid, the home secretary, claimed the only thing standing in the way of avoiding checks was “goodwill” EPAA technological solution that would remove the need for a hard border in Ireland could take more than ten years to build, a leaked Home Office document published yesterday suggests. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, said in February that the only obstacle to using existing technology to avoid checks at the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland was “goodwill”. That assertion was based on work by civil servants in the Home Office’s policy unit, some of which was leaked to Sky News yesterday. In a presentation, officials spelled out how blockchain — the technology that underpins digital currencies — along with 5G and machine-learning technologies could all be harnessed to enable customs and other checks to be conducted away from the border. “This could allow a…


Source: The Times April 17, 2019 23:04 UTC



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