From the start, the trade bloc has not fully understood the Belfast Agreement and has been slow to see that it undermined many of its positions.
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Roderick Crawford edited Parliamentary Brief 1992-2012 and currently works in conflict resolution. He is director of If You Are Safe I Am Safe.Follow @
Agreeing underlying principles, not getting an extension, is the key to reaching an agreement.
Specific governance arrangements can be established in individual areas, and an agreement should sit outside the overarching institutional framework.
Roderick Crawford: It’s time to recast the Brexit trade negotiation – and for Johnson to travel to Brussels
Essentially, the EU seems to want a controlled partnership, not a partnership that works because there are shared values and common interests.
Roderick Crawford: The UK/EU negotiation. How the impasse on state aid arose and how it can be ended.
It is clear from the Declaration that the Council’s directives for negotiating the future relationship with the UK have departed substantially from it.
This is not about NHS on the cheap; the Army has a long history of having to upscale rapidly, and should be used in these troublesome times.
The 200,000 hotel rooms run by the main hotel chains alone in the UK provide sufficient additional capacity to draw upon both locally and nationally.
Roderick Crawford: Will you really trust Corbyn to control what you can see and do on your mobile and laptop?
Labour’s broadband policy is not about investment in infrastructure, but about a revolution in content to shape our collective political culture.
The principle of consent was the cornerstone of the Good Friday Agreement, and it is the cornerstone of this new deal.