Patrick Lohlein

Patrick is a public affairs consultant and lobbyist, and former National Organiser of Conservatives For A People’s Vote. He has a background in international trade consultancy and political development, working with free-market think tanks and governments in Asia. He is an experienced media commentator who has numerous appearances on UK and international TV, including the BBC documentary 'Brexit Storm'.

Can we avoid a border in the Irish Sea without building one on the island of Ireland?

One of the most – if not the most – complex issues of Britain’s decision to leave the EU is the situation in Northern Ireland, which was thought to be settled when the Withdrawal Agreement was signed last year, but has since become a political issue again with the publication of the UK’s Internal Market Bill. This article explains why the situation is so complex and explores options for coming to a solution.