If strict East-West checks and North-South checks are problematic, the only solution left standing is to minimise the former by rewriting the Protocol.
The problem with conjuring the threat of republican terrorism to oppose a land border is the signal it sends to their loyalist counterparts.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
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In which the EU’s Chief Negotiator displays exactly the “magical thinking” that is decried when Brexiteers undertake it.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
Pro-Brexit MPs weighed a no-confidence vote in Theresa May yesterday evening. But the essential case against one remains unchanged.
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For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
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The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.
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He also addresses the question of the Northern Irish border and tariff-free trade with the Republic of Ireland.