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Melodrama or Running Sore: Does Brexit Imperil Ireland’s Peace?

  • Brexit opponents say border posts could be target for attacks
  • London officials say concerns around peace process overblown
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May Says Brexit Won't Derail Historic N. Ireland Progress

How real is Brexit’s threat to the Irish peace process?

Brexit opponents, like former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, say it could be the spark that re-ignites a conflict that dogged the province for three decades. On the other side, the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which keeps Theresa May in power, says it’s just “scaremongering” and officials in London privately call such comments melodrama.