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It would be absolutely idiotic for the EU to compromise on the backstop.  It would validate the Leaver's belief the EU will back down when faced with intransigence.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 03:04:33 PM EST
Not to mention the simple fact that the backstop should be there on the merits. And it's the Brits' best friend, it seems to me, because if you remove the backstop, there's very little point in the EU bothering with Britain outside of sorting a few things out on the rights of EU nationals in Britain and British nationals in Europe (where everybody seems to be on the same page).

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 10th, 2019 at 11:52:33 AM EST
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