Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.
Posts Tagged: Northern Ireland
There has been agreement about its status between the UK and Spain – contrary to Remain warnings during and since the referendum.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
John Hayes: Talking of threats to the Belfast Agreement, here’s another – this abortion bill to be considered next week
The British Government has repeatedly and recently confirmed that abortion law has long been a devolved matter, and it should stay that way.
“The Irish certainly won’t. The British certainly won’t. So unless the EU Army plans to march in and build it, surely it can never happen?”
Stewart Jackson: Mendacity, duplicity, subterfuge and misjudgement. How I saw an establishment coup wreck a clean Brexit.
Number Ten has been desperate from the start that we must remain in the Customs Union – and endure a kind of semi-skimmed faux Brexit.
The only potential escape lane from a breakdown in the negotiation and No Deal gridlock is marked “to Canada”.
With the backstop blocking progress in the negotiations, the Government must map out its plan to mitigate the effects of no agreement being reached.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
The key question now for Conservative MPs is whether they can support the UK being trapped in a customs union – and the dismemberment of the Union itself.
Stephen Booth: Why No Deal will only shave a small slice off growth – if we act wisely over the medium-term
Brexit won’t be the most important factor shaping our growth over the next decade or so, whether we leave with an agreement or without one.
It will also boost our economy and allow businesses to create new, modern jobs in an exciting growth sector.
Whitehall’s touted model is inherently flawed. It was ruled out during the referendum and by the Conservative manifesto.
Ashers Bakery. Politicians should do their job rather than force courts to arbitrate on conflicting rights
If MPs want to take the plaudits for creating such laws, they must also take the responsibility of defining their limits.