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Ten false beliefs that may lead to a hard Brexit

As talks restart, the EU’s ability to compromise isn’t helped by fallacies surrounding the issue

12th August, 2018

The Brexit negotiations restart this week; to make progress, each side will have to reach out across its red lines. But the EU’s ability to compromise (and Irish support for it) is being hobbled by a series of fallacious beliefs.

Repeated assertion of these ten fallacies, in Brussels and in Ireland, risks alienating Britain (as well as unionists) and making a hard Brexit more likely.

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