We could still end up under the Brexit bus

So far, the EU’s negotiators have been positive, honourable and very much on Ireland’s side, but there is a nagging fear that it will all go badly wrong at the last minute

25th March, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Angela Merkel and prime minister of Estonia Juri Ratas. EU solidarity is strong at the moment, but how long will that last? Pic: Getty

We’re not out of the woods on Brexit yet, though the mood music has improved. This week’s British government deal with the European Commission is little more than a green light to engage. Everything really depends on the negotiations on trade. We should remember that when elephants fight the grass tends to get trampled.

The solidarity thus far of the EU with fellow member state Ireland has been impressive. The EU’s...

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