It would bring with it many compensations, including regulatory freedom, tariff income and £39 billion of cold, hard cash.
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David Shiels: By talking up a No Deal Irish border poll, Ministers are playing into Sinn Fein’s hands
The topic is being discussed – including at Cabinet – but that in itself is not convincing evidence that such a major change is imminent.
“If you’re dealing, effectively, with a negotiating partner who is now depending on threats, much better to face those threats down now, and confidently.”
Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.
The Taoiseach was speaking ahead of today’s talks with Theresa May and Northern Irish political leaders.
There are clear signs that Brussels is laying the ground for a compromise – we must not remove their incentive to produce one.
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The idea that leaving the EU simply cannot be done has emerged since the referendum – if true, it would shatter our political system.
She sought to reassure the “many people…worried about what Parliament’s rejection of the withdrawal deal means for them.”
“Some serious people from both sides came together in a good-hearted and civilised relationship, to try to find a way forward.”
We have received full details of the plan and offer it without comment for the interest of our readers.
Our Government alone isn’t entitled to finalise a deal. It must have Parliamentary endorsement. And this Commons rejected the deal by a record margin.
“I pointed out that this would be the first time in British history that we had entered into a treaty arrangement with anybody else in which there was no right to leave.”
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