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NI is not a sovereign state. Call the territory by whatever euphemism you prefer, is a political division of the UK. That train left the station in '22.

Amended UK-EU withdrawal agreement? No.
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Amended Uk-IE GFA after 29 March? Possible, low-probability. Besides this would require a referendum in both countries, no?
Amended UK-IE GFA on or before 29 March? No.

Why? The answer to all these questions is, no one trusts Tory gov or HOC, not even the dread Arlene the Paisley.

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by Cat on Fri Jan 25th, 2019 at 03:11:32 PM EST
Greenland is not a sovereign state.
Barnier is also waiting for the UK to tell him what will swing the deal - and needs the certainty of a HOC vote to that effect to confirm it actually would.
The UK "constitution" does not require referendums to ratify Treaties - hence probably no referendum on May's deal or any other withdrawal deal.
The GFA is actually two deals - an inter-party deal and an inter-governmental deal. It is the latter that would require amendment.
Amending the GFA would require a referendum(s) in Ireland - this would not be problematic if the objective is to avoid a hard border.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 25th, 2019 at 03:47:30 PM EST
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