SBP editorial: Backstop is the only sure way to avoid a return to partition

SBP editorial: Backstop is the only sure way to avoid a return to partition

In the fantasy world of Brexit, we are invited to believe that the more things stay the same, the more they have changed. Boris Johnson arrived in Downing Street as British prime minister vowing to “bin the backstop” – the special arrangements to ensure that Britain’s departure from the European Union does not lead to the re-emergence of a physical border on the island of Ireland.

That is a significant hardening of the position that...

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