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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.”
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The former Foreign Secretary also insists that any time limit must end “substantially before the next general election”.
Why not give the electorate the chance to pass judgement directly on Sinn Fein and the DUP’s ‘red lines’?
The Taoiseach was speaking ahead of today’s talks with Theresa May and Northern Irish political leaders.
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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.”
It would be responsible for promoting the British brand right across the country – and there is a lot to promote.
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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