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he claims th backstop is anti-democratic. I think he's gonna have to work on that line cos that's even more full of bullshit than his Telegraph columns from Brussels were

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 07:57:17 AM EST
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Tusk is unimpressed.

Neither is Angela Merkel.

Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border - Politico.eu

The EU will consider "practical" solutions for the Irish border after Brexit, but this does not mean re-opening the Withdrawal Agreement, Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

"As soon as we have a practical arrangement where we can abide by the Good Friday Agreement and also define the borders of the [EU's] single market, we won't need the backstop," Merkel said at a press conference during a visit to Iceland.

"That means we will, of course, think about practical solutions, and I always say that if you want to find these solutions, you can do so in a short period of time," she said. "The European Union is ready to do this, but we don't need to open up the Withdrawal Agreement. It's a question of the future relationship."

by Bernard on Tue Aug 20th, 2019 at 06:55:49 PM EST
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