His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
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Also: Brokenshire announces progress in Ulster devolution talks; Plaid Cymru break off compact with Labour; and Northern Irish Speaker accused of paramilitary links.
The truth is that any money committed now will return multiples of cost in a reduced price for an agreement with the EU.
Nadhim Zahawi: So Juncker wants a Brexit negotiation miracle. Here’s one for a start – he should stop playing games.
We have set out reasonable negotiating positions and we have done whatever we can to accommodate the demands of the EU.
Also: Prison reform campaigner compares Wales to Australia; Foster praises May’s speech; Scottish Labour leadership challengers urge party to vote down Brexit deal.
WATCH: Prime Minister – “As of today, these considerations point to an implementation period of around two years.”
The Prime Minister spells out the likely length that she desires for the period between Britain formally leaving the the EU and doing so in full effect.
Also: DUP dig in their heels in Stormont dispute; and Scottish Labour leadership challenger credits Corbyn with party’s revival.
Also: Scottish Tories offer to mediate with Holyrood as devolved governments try to block the Withdrawal Bill; and a loyalist paramilitary group bids to be legalised.
Also: Unionists accuse Sinn Fein of ‘ploy’ over talks; prominent Cybernat arrested; Ulster court throws out gay marriage case; and more.
Ulster citizens deserve the same marriage rights as their fellow Britons. But a recent bid to secure them through the courts was wrong.
Ireland’s displeasure is understandable. But it could prove counter-productive – working against the free trade deal that would suit it as well as the UK.
Corbyn surely knows that Chavista populism isn’t the only alternative to a traditionalist, oligarchic right.
Also: Green MSP hits out at nationalist hardliners; cracks appear in DUP’s gay marriage position; and Northern Irish Labour officers resign over infiltration.
Charlie Elphicke: Ready on Day One to keep the Common Travel Area and avoid a hard border in Ireland
The third article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
What is strange about the Irish Government’s approach is its lack of overt support for a free-trade agreement between the UK and the EU.