Cathal Mac Coille: Like it or not, the Northern Ireland protocol is the only realistic option
British bad faith puts Ireland in a difficult, but not hopeless, position, and the case for a cooperative approach to the North remains as strong as ever
There is an honest, effective statement Boris Johnson could have made about problems in applying the Northern Ireland protocol. If the British prime minister really wished to avoid picking an unnecessary quarrel with the EU and raising tensions in the North, he could have made a speech that cooled things down, rather than inflamed tensions.
He could have said that the application of the protocol is causing unnecessary difficulties which must be resolved without unnecessary...
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Chris Patten: The UK’s hard Brexit choices have arrived
The UK government’s policy review reflects a characteristic Johnsonian feature: a chasm between aspirations and reality that cannot be bridged by make-believe and mendacity
Lucinda Creighton: As value of imports and exports plummet in wake of Brexit, we need an urgent solution
A fall of 65 per cent in British imports to Ireland in January gives lie to the mere ‘teething problems’ claimed by Brexiteers, with the collapse now in full swing
Brian Keegan: Britain’s inability to get the NI protocol to work exposes its failure to prepare
The latest grace periods for checks and controls are merely a sticking plaster to hide how horribly unprepared Boris Johnson’s government is for the practicalities of Brexit
‘Two fingers to the EU’ as UK goes it alone on Brexit
With the Tories’ new Brexit negotiator David Frost adopting what some see as a wrecking-ball aproach, European frustration with an increasingly intransigent UK is being shared by Dublin