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You Brexit, you fix it
Under the so-called `transparency' rules, the Commission publishes the minutes of its weekly meetings but always with a big delay, which gives the hapless spokesperson the chance to claim that the context has changed in the meantime.

[Barnier] added the UK appears to be going backwards on agreeing on a financial settlement and said he was worried about the UK's paper on Ireland and Northern Ireland, because, in his words, London wants to use Ireland as a kind of test case for the future EU-UK customs relations.

"This will not happen," Barnier said. In its new position, the Commission makes it clear that the solution to the Irish border problem is strictly Britain's responsibility.

EURACTIV asked an Irish diplomat what he thought. He commented that it was up to the UK to propose a workable solution. "You Brexit, you fix it", he said. They created Brexit after all (although it was EURACTIV that indirectly coined it).

Who ya gonna bet on? Barnier or ... Patrick Smyth?

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by Cat on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 10:39:51 PM EST
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