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Flexibility from the EU?

You mean unilateral concessions? Can you throw us some ideas on that?

Some have suggested that the EU could throw Ireland to the dogs by abandoning the "backstop", i.e. the commitment to maintaining an open Irish border. I think this highly unlikely, because it would be a betrayal by 26 heads of government of one of their own.

All the alternatives require the UK to move on from May's "red lines", to either staying in a customs union ("common market"), or leaving northern Ireland in the EU customs union.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 04:01:46 PM EST
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