EU paper comes up short on issue of Irish border

EU paper comes up short on issue of Irish border
Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the EU Picture: Bloomberg

A new EU paper on the Irish border manages to state much while saying nothing - except that it expects Britain to figure it all out

The EU has finally produced a paper on the Irish border issue. To describe it as a paper, however, risks violating the Trades Description Act. The long-awaited document is actually a huge cop-out. It point-blank refuses to clarify the EU position and states that the onus remains on Britain to propose imaginative and unique solutions. In Australian terms, the EU, and by extension the Irish government, has gone walkabout. Michel Barnier added insult to injury by claiming that it had been drafted in close cooperation with the Irish government.

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