A Brexit backstop fudge is on the cards

A Brexit backstop fudge is on the cards
Theresa May arrives at Downing Street after Commons statement. Pic: Getty

The challenge now is to tweak the withdrawal deal in some way that makes it more palatable to MPs while leaving the backstop in place

The current turmoil in Westminister over Brexit is like what happened in Leinster House in the run-up to the bank bail-out. Nobody knew what was going on. All sorts of rumours were swirling around. And there was huge political division about what would turn out to be a fateful decision.

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