In a letter to the editor of The New European, Alan Hause writes:
Technology is a wonderful thing. It can solve all sorts of seemingly impossible situations. So when Owen Paterson pops up on television earnestly arguing that modern, seamless techniques can overcome the Irish border problem, it sounds quite reasonable.
It's so convincing, I suggest the next time anyone hears this solution being offered that it is welcomed with open arms. Because this new invisible, seamless technology could also apply to Scotland, London, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and all the heavily Remain-voting areas. It could cover about 48% of the population - direct democracy at work!
Would someone who understands the "seamless technology" being proposed for Ireland, please explain whether it could be applied to Scotland, London etc - with an invisible electronic border around the M25. With the highly efficient postcode system that the UK has, could it be made to work?