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  • EU, UK would need a 'no-deal deal' after hard Brexit: Irish PM

    Britain and the European Union would need to agree a "no-deal deal" on customs and regulations within weeks of a hard Brexit to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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  • Brexit: Why is the Irish border 'backstop' such a big deal?

    One of the big fears in the Brexit debate is that Britain's departure from the EU will mean the reintroduction of border posts on the frontier between Northern Ireland, which remains part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, an EU member. Border infrastructure was often targeted by Irish nationalist paramilitaries during the "Troubles" -- the 40-year sectarian conflict in which more than 3,500 people died. UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal avoids the reintroduction of a so-called...

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  • Brexit: Why is the Irish border 'backstop' such a big deal?

    One of the big fears in the Brexit debate is that Britain's departure from the EU will mean the reintroduction of border posts on the frontier between Northern Ireland, which remains part of the UK, and the Republic of Ireland, an EU member.

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  • May suggests Brexiters' customs plan could be Irish border solution

    PM’s spokesman offers sop to rebellious Tories by discussing proposal No 10 earlier rejected Theresa May has offered a sop to rebellious hard Brexiters by suggesting technological solutions previously dismissed by No 10 could ultimately be used to maintain an invisible border between the UK and Ireland. The unexpected change of tack was discussed at a two-and-a-half hour cabinet meeting on Tuesday, when the prime minister’s spokesman said ministers had discussed “the potential for alternative...

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  • France preparing transport and customs measures in case of no-Brexit deal

    France is preparing various measures, notably those dealing with customs controls and checks at ports, in case there is no Brexit deal, said French transport minister Elisabeth Borne.

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  • What draft Brexit deal says of Irish border and contested 'backstop'

    Nov 14 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft Brexit deal with the European Union, more than 500 pages of...

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  • Irish PM welcomes Brexit deal and guarantee of no hard border

    Leo Varadkar says he is happy and Ireland had achieved everything it wanted • Brexit deal: latest news and reaction - live updates Leo Varadkar has declared the Brexit deal a “pretty good” day in politics, revealing that Ireland had achieved everything it wanted from the negotiations including a guarantee over the Irish border. The country secured a guarantee that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland – with none of the conditions demanded by Brexiters attached. Continue...

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