Trevor Smith, the Lib Dem Northern Ireland spokeman in the Lords, picks up on some of the flaws in the Government’s e-borders plans at OurKingdom:
If the e-borders are drawn around the UK to include Northern Ireland,
that will be welcomed by political Unionism, if less so by Northern
Irish business. Equally, if they are drawn round Great Britain,
excluding Northern Ireland, that would be more acceptable to Irish
nationalist sentiment but risks alienating the Unionists; a classic
illustration of the zero-sum nature of politics in Northern Ireland.