Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

Ray Bassett: Still a long way to go before we see how Britain will pull out of the EU

If reports from Brussels are factual, then all the assurances given by our government over our red lines on the border were simply hot air. We badly miscalculated during David Cameron’s renegotiations, so let us not do so again

Our new Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, was in Belfast last Monday to meet with the British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, and the local political parties. The new minister was quoted as saying that Ireland would not accept a Brexit deal unless it protects the Good Friday Agreement.

The minister must not have read his new departmental briefing notes. The final outcome of the Brexit negotiations will be...

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