Mind the gap between the Brexit ‘backstop’ and our national interest

Mind the gap between the Brexit ‘backstop’ and our national interest

The EU is not prioritising the border for Ireland’s benefit. It is using the country to play a high-stakes game of bluff

EU negotiator Michel Barnier was crystal clear in his address to the conference on Brexit in Dundalk last Monday: “The backstop is needed in order to respect the integrity of the single market and the EU’s customs union.”

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