The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
Posts Tagged: Leo Varadkar TD
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
The first in a ConservativeHome series of what the new Prime Minister must do in the month before Parliament returns in September.
Nick Hargrave: How Johnson became Prime Minister, cut a Brexit deal, won an election – and triumphed. For a bit.
None of what follows is impossible and, if there is a common thread, it is the self-interest of MPs in avoiding an election before leaving the EU.
The President’s support for Johnson may do the latter no good among voters, but it’s likely to do him no harm among another electorate – Tory activists.
Paul Bew: Merkel has let alternatives to the backstop out of a bottle. So there’s no putting them back in.
It really is something when a significant part of the EU leadership joins the list of agnostics. No wonder there is nervousness in Dublin.
The divisions and impatience exposed could well be real, but it doesn’t follow that Brussels is about to suddenly shift its policy.
If he starts ringing alarm bells over the next few days, the possibility may be real. If he doesn’t – or only goes through the motions – then it probably isn’t.
WATCH: Trump on Brexit. “It’s tearing a country apart…it’s actually tearing a lot of countries apart. It’s a shame it has to be that way.”
“I think we will stay right in our land,” the President says, changing the subject as quickly as possible.
The Attorney General is asking difficult legal questions about it which Dublin, Brussels, and even many in London would rather draw a veil over.
Also: Backlash grows against SNP’s new tax; Labour AM apologises for antisemitic comment; and Scottish Tories say they’ve stopped Johnson.
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.
Also: DUP urge Government to adopt more aggressive approach to EU negotiations; Cardiff Conservative councillor reinstated; and more.
Paul Bew: The Backstop would undermine the Good Friday Agreement – but there is a way out of this paralysis
Under international law, it can only be a temporary arrangement – and this must be put in explicit, legally binding, terms.