The Backstop

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Londonderry or “Derry," as the Catholic nationalists have called it, is the most populous area of Northern Ireland that could be affected by Brexit if a border is implemented.

The anxiety expressed by many in this region, is that a Brexit border may threaten the Peace Agreement of 1998; the treaty brought an end to the violence between Protestant Unionists and Catholic Nationalists.

The Backstop, now defunct, was the U.K.'s solution to creating a border without the appearance of a common border between nations.

Recently, a nationalists aligned man at a pub expressed anger at the idea that he would have to drive around with the letters "GB" on his license plate. So it's entirely possible that this fear could lead to anger, and eventually violence, over the smallest of inconveniences.
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