A hard Brexit looks even more likely now, and we have contributed to it

Ireland has now lined up with the EU Commission to increase the EU budget. If the intention is to curry favour for an undeliverable Brexit backstop, it is very bad policy

24th June, 2018

We are, yet again, at a crucial stage in the Brexit negotiations. The pace of developments, and the anxieties associated with them, have risen apace. Progress to date has been very slow, leading the European Parliament’s negotiator on the matter, Guy Verhofstadt, to muse that it could take 20 years to complete the process. There is extreme nervousness in European capitals at this lack of progress in the discussions, especially on the Irish border. I...

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