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Nobody’s talking about it, but after Brexit we’ll have to pay more to the EU

Britain’s departure will leave a €11 billion hole in the EU’s annual budget

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

10th March, 2019

It is a case of ‘fingers crossed’ for politicians in Leinster House ahead of this week’s Brexit votes in the House of Commons. That is how Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty described it after the Dáil managed to pass the Brexit omnibus bill last Wednesday, two days ahead of schedule.

The various preparatory measures for a no-deal Brexit will only have to be triggered if British MPs deliberately...

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