broadway wrote:mercalia wrote:broadway wrote:
Does Ireland not have a say?
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -by-issues
yes but the problem is really with the EU?
A report summarising the findings of the government’s official “alternative arrangements” working groups concluded that there are issues with all the scenarios put forward to try to replace the backstop arrangement. There are also specific concerns over whether any technological solution could be delivered to monitor cross-border trade.
Thats only a problem if you insist it has to work 100% rather than as a work in progress? What degree of porousness would be acceptable? The EU says none?
The report should have said there are issues with all the scenarios, including those that envisage the backstop . That would have been a fairer summary of the complete situation, rather than to make out the UKs current position is somehow untenable.
That's not what the Irish are saying.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... onvenience
Simon Coveney is just peeved at the thought of the UK standing up for its self & causing trouble for South Ireland, how dare the British ruffle our feathers, he thinks, and spoil our tax haven game ( viz Apple )