Brexit this week: situation normal, all fouled up

As Varadkar learns to expect the unexpected from Theresa May and individuals across Britain scramble to get their Irish passport applications in, closer to home a skirmish involving Northern mussel fishermen may be only a bitter taste of what is to come

3rd March, 2019

British prime minister Theresa May did not give Taoiseach Leo Varadkar any advance notice of her plan to hold three Brexit votes in the House of Commons when she met him in the Egyptian tourist resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh last week.

It was just like she did not give any advance warning of her decision to abandon the backstop. But at least this time, it was a positive Brexit development. The government insists that May and...

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