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The story may be based on FT reporting, but it does seem to reflect EU attempts to make the backstop more palatable to the UK side without altering the fundamental principle that there can be no customs border within Ireland.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 at 10:15:47 AM EST
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Problem is that May is trying to get a plan that its acceptable to fundamentalist free-market disaster capitalists and fundamentalist loonies in her coalition. Not going to happen.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 at 10:33:19 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 at 01:04:41 PM EST
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