With Boris Johnson boxed into a corner by Parliament there is now growing talk that some form of ‘Northern Ireland-only’ or just plain ‘Northern Irish’ backstop might offer him a way to deliver Brexit by Oct 31. The Government denies this is Mr Johnson’s intention – and the Prime Minister himself said in Dublin this week he wants the UK to leave the EU ‘whole and entire’ – but talk of accepting an ‘all-Ireland’ regime for plant and animal regulations has fuelled speculation this is where the Prime Minister is heading. The question: could a Northern Irish backstop break the Brexit deadlock? The ‘Northern Ireland-only’ backstop is not new. It was first floated by the European Commission in December… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free We’re glad you’re enjoying The Telegraph Register or subscribe to continue readingAlready a subscriber? Log in Register Free One free Premium article per week Newsletters and daily briefings Register Subscribe 30 days free, then £2 per week Unlimited access to Premium articles Subscriber-only newsletters… Read full this story
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