Re: So predictable !
"The UK government and people of Ireland don't want a hard border, the EU do."
No, that's just wrong. The EU have been very clear that they don't want a hard border, because the Republic of Ireland is part of the EU, and it's their interests that the EU are negotiating on behalf of.
As for the UK government, their stated position might be that they don't want a hard border, but indevidual members of the government clearly wish that the Irish would sod off and stop getting in the way of their 'glorious brexit'.