Why Article 50 is only part of the Brexit story

The phoney war is over – and Ireland must ditch its current wait-and-see approach now

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
26th March, 2017

Brexit is upon us. British prime minister Theresa May will next week trigger Article 50, and the negotiations on an orderly divorce will begin in earnest. As Dr Ray Bassett, a former Irish ambassador and diplomat, puts it below: “The phoney war period of Brexit is finally to come to an end.”

What does this mean for Ireland?

For starters, it’s necessary to properly understand the terms of engagement. There has been a great...

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