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One theory doing the rounds in Dublin is that Boris Johnson may pull a Northern Ireland only backstop out of bag at the last minute as a means of forcing a Brexit deal through parliament in between 17 October and 31 October.

The idea was mooted early on in Brexit talks but famously dropped after opposition from the DUP which accused Theresa May of trying to break up the union of the United Kingdom by creating regulatory checks down the Irish sea.

But Johnson's proposal for an all-island agriculture zone is one of the key elements of the backstop and now that the DUP no longer has the leverage it had because of the changed arithmetic, some believe this is where the landing zone is.



"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 at 03:59:30 PM EST
You beat me to it.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 at 04:02:01 PM EST
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See my suggestion for Boris above.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 at 04:04:13 PM EST
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pull a Northern Ireland only backstop out of bag
So now the yella sheet opposition is resurrecting "May's deal" negotiating "strategy" ... after conclusion of the "negotiating period" AND passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

brill.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 at 04:16:32 PM EST
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