A Brexit deal – but not as we may come to know it

Talks between Dublin and London got Brexit over the line with Europe. But it could change a lot, and in our favour, between now and its implementation

20th October, 2019

Reaching a new Brexit deal, or even movement in the direction of a deal, was only ever going to be possible if the Irish government showed some flexibility in the face of a potential British crash-out.

That is precisely what occurred over the past ten days, in what was perhaps the most extraordinary stage in these protracted Brexit negotiations. So long as the backstop, the insurance policy devised to prevent a border on the island...

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