Monday November 30, 2020

Ray Bassett: Separate Brexit talks needed on North

Ambassador says Ireland needs to act on hardline EU stance

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

7th May, 2017
Dr Ray Bassett

The former Irish ambassador Dr Ray Bassett has warned that the British and Irish governments need to be able to carry out their own separate Brexit negotiations on the North.

This would fly in the face of the ruling from EU leaders that all negotiations have to be managed by Brussels, with no permission for any side negotiations.

But, writing in this newspaper, Dr Bassett said there had to be a separate British-Irish strand to...

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