Who will blink first in latest Brexit stand-off?

Leo Varadkar’s government is banking on Theresa May not allowing Britain to spiral into a no-deal Brexit. But with seven weeks to go, it’s a risky game - as May could be waiting out the clock as well

10th February, 2019
Leo Varadkar greets Theresa May at Farmleigh House on Friday night Pic: Maxwells

The government is continuing to rely on British prime minister Theresa May blinking before she pushes her country into a no-deal Brexit.

Government sources say there is no option but to continue with the strategy of insisting on the retention of the backstop – the guarantee there will be no hard border on the island when Britain leaves on March 29.

There has been no shift in the government’s position after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s round of...

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