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…
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
Access one Premium article per week
Already a subscriber? Log in
- One free Premium article per week
- Newsletters and daily briefings
- Unlimited access to Premium articles
- Subscriber-only newsletters
- Exclusive subscriber events and rewards
- The daily newspaper on your smartphone or tablet
- Ireland Shoots To Become Shared Services Center Of Europe
- Johnson Outboards
- Northern Ireland Car Insurance Made Easy
- How to Get a Provisional Driving License in Ireland
- Interview with Mike Johnson, Author of "Blonde to the Bone"
- Check out the mind blowing choices of Garden Sheds in Ireland
- Lyndon Johnson - The Day After Dallas
- Driving Test in Ireland... What You Need to Know About the Inside of Your Car for Success
- Answers To Money And Shopping Questions While Cruising Europe
- Retiring Abroad? Moving to Your Dream Home Overseas, all your Questions can be Answered
- Germany Warns Even if Deal Reached, Brexit Will Still be Delayed
- Europe Misses the Mark - Will It Return as the Sign of the Cross?