Posted: Jun 14, 2019 10:27 am
by tuco
Svartalf wrote:
Thommo wrote:
tuco wrote:Still beyond me what he wants to negotiate and why its being accepted but let's not go there again.


What he wants is simple enough: removing the unlimited nature of the Northern Ireland backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement.

The EU have said they won't do that. Either one believes them, or they don't. People here believe them, Boris doesn't. Obviously not everyone is right and time is likely to show who that is.

problem is that if anybody tries to close down the Irish border, it will spell TROUBLES all over again... and nobody sane wants that.


That is what I asked few pages ago. In my feeble understanding, and correct me if I am wrong, the Good Friday Agreement obliges the UK to avoid a hard border. It is also the EU stance that the onus to ensure this is on the UK. So I would guess the UK has a solution beyond the one in WA, which the UK does not want to accept. Can we see it?

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