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For instance, if the "backstop" was time limited, the EU could approve the revised deal even if it meant selling out Ireland.
No it couldn't. That's absurd. A time limit on the backstop without any guarantees on final status means either a hard border or a smuggler's paradise. Or, more likely, both.
Remember, there is always the perfectly coherent Final Status outcome (probably the only coherent outcome) of a single customs territory of Ireland. This is entirely achievable, as long as there's a general election before final status.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
The next general election isn't due until 2022, long after any time limits or transition periods currently being contemplated. So the DUP will continue to have a veto "for the foreseeable future".
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