The UK government is considering the construction of a huge wall of pallets along the Northern Ireland border as part of its Brexit strategy, The Ulster Fry has learned.
As our slightly poor artist’s impression shows, the structure will be up to 30 pallets high in places, with small gaps to allow people to look at sheep that live on the other side.
“We decided to take a different angle on the whole ‘customs’ border thing,” said a senior Tory. “We know that you lot have a custom of collecting pallets in the summer, so thought this wall might blend into the landscape. Plus you can burn them once a year.”
The pallet wall is one of a number of ideas proposed by the government today, which they claim will maintain a seamless border on the island. These include:
- Free movement obtained through the electronic tagging of everyone on the island. This will ensure that Theresa May knows where everyone is at all times, and can tell them to go home.
- A ‘small trader customs exemption’ for goods transported using a new donkey based courier service which will carry things across the border in baskets like you see in old photos.
- The legalisation of smuggling, ‘so we don’t have to worry about any of that auld shite’.
- Hiding under the bed and pretending nothing is happening.
The Irish Government is also said to be considering a ‘cultural customs’ border, with a plan to build a wall formed entirely from massive GAA sportsbags and people doing Riverdance.
No one from the Stormont Executive was available for comment.