It’s crunch time: Ireland must chart her own course

It’s crunch time: Ireland must chart her own course
Theresa May has vowed to press on with Brexit – even if it hurts her country’s economy

After months of negotiations, both Britain and the EU appear to still believe the other is bluffing. But something will have to give

It seems to be a dialogue of the deaf. After three hours of meetings with the British government, including prime minister Theresa May and Brexit secretary David Davis, where the British claim they repeated over and over again that they would be leaving the single market and the customs union, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier came out with the statement: “Without a customs union and outside the single market, barriers to trade in goods and services are unavoidable. The time has come to make a choice.”

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