Thus saith the Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob
Thus say I unto thee in as far as the UK’s borders in relation to Brexit that there is only one status after the UK leaves the EU and that is from the EU’s position there can only be hard borders between the EU and the UK unless the UK has free access to the customs union and the single market any free movement goods over the borders of Spain and Ireland without membership of both the Customs Union and the Single market contravenes the terms and conditions on the free movement of goods and people of the EU for none members of both markets. If there had been a way round those terms and conditions a way would already have been found to allow the UK to remain a member of both markets outside of the EU therefore the insistence of the Irish leader of a soft open border between the North and South of Ireland is nonsensical and contravenes all the principles of EU membership and opens the way for all Global Nations to acquire free access to the EU markets for the saying goes amongst thee what is good for one is good for all none members. Thus the dilemma for the EU is all of its borders are open to free trade with its markets or none are there is no room for favouritism in as far as the terms and conditions of membership in as far as the movement of goods and people for the whole of the EU. Thus the negotiators statement in as far as the UK is concerned that in as far as Brexit is concerned there can be no cherry picking for the UK it cannot have access to the Customs Union and the single market without abiding to the rules and regulations of the EU without accepting the free movement of goods and people which means in effect if you’re not a member then it must either hard borders or no borders and membership fees in compliance with none membership access to EU markets.
This is the Word of the Lord God to thee
from the prophet of the Lord.