Tuesday January 28, 2020

The pathway to a deal remains strewn with awkward obstacles

A breakthrough last week between Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson has put a Brexit deal back on the cards - but the British PM has to get around the DUP, the ERG and his own MPs first

13th October, 2019
Nigel Dodds and Arlene Foster, deputy leader and leader of the DUP: kept in the dark about what Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson agreed upon at their Brexit meeting in Liverpool Pic: PA

After months of intransigence and ratcheting up the Brexit blame game, a chink of light finally broke through the cracks last week. It is no surprise that this “pathway to a possible deal” has opened up on foot of bilateral discussions between Ireland and Britain directly.

As was always going to be the case, and as I have long argued, any foundation for a new deal would have to be found first with...

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