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Johnson will still have to win over parliament - including the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) and the hardline Tory Brexiters, the European Research Group - on the basis that, under the deal, Northern Ireland will still legally be within the UK's customs territory.
"Northern Ireland would de jure be in the UK's customs territory but de facto in the European Union's," one diplomatic source said of the tentative agreement.

Remember de facto relationships? They were all the rage in the 1970s.

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

by eurogreen on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 04:09:03 PM EST
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