“Nothing will change” after 31 January, and it will be “very difficult” to secure a trade deal by the end of 2020, says Ireland’s Europe Minister.
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The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
The Johnson Government should balance the Northern Ireland element of its Brexit deal by strengthening the Union – which it should be doing anyway.
The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
Jan Zeber: How to unleash the power of the Union 3) Culture unites us, and teaches us about one another
The final part of our mini-series with Policy Exchange on rebalancing the Union in the wake of Boris Johnson’s deal.
This is Ireland’s deal as much as the UK’s. So the Taoiseach has an interest in assisting the Prime Minister over extension.
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
The Taoiseach adds that the deal finalised today “creates a unique solution for Northern Ireland”.
By being so scornful, his critics have set a low bar for him. We are about to see whether he can astonish them by bounding over it.
The Prime Minister himself has said that the May Withdrawal Agreement is dead – and dual-tariff systems for Northern Ireland would be unacceptable.
If a UK-EU deal is agreed, it will be because both men want one urgently – which in turn opens a chance to reset Anglo-Irish relations.
There might not be time, but it at least now appears that a UK-EU deal on Brexit is conceivable.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.