McDowell on politics: Boris and the backstop

McDowell on politics: Boris and the backstop

British Leave voters will put Brexit before keeping the North within the UK. The DUP will have to suck it up

There is a way for the backstop provisions of the British withdrawal agreement to cease to have any relevance; that is for Britain to enter into an agreement on the future relationship between Britain and the EU that would render the backstop unnecessary and irrelevant.

The first problem, however, is that the withdrawal agreement is a binding treaty while the political declaration, as currently envisaged, is a mere statement of intent and is not of...

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