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# backstop - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'
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Mary Lou McDonald says she told Boris Johnson 'to make sure he's not the DUP's gofer'

Updated Jul 31st 2019, 1:00 PM 56,126 Views 131 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster said that Johnson told them “talk of a border poll is not something he’s interested in entertaining”.

How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK
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How the backstop created a back door for anti-Irish sentiment in the UK

Jul 31st 2019, 6:00 AM 34,293 Views 48 Comments

As the UK exit from the EU draws closer, the Irish government has become a frequent target of Brexiteers.

# backstop - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'
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Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

Jul 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 22,983 Views 70 Comments

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

# backstop - Friday 26 July, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says
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Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,893 Views 170 Comments

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

# backstop - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'
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Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

Updated Jul 21st 2019, 11:10 AM 22,701 Views 97 Comments

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

# backstop - Friday 19 July, 2019

Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'
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Andrew Adonis: 'Don't panic - Boris Johnson is the last throw of the Brexit dice'

Jul 19th 2019, 1:30 PM 38,134 Views 42 Comments

The former adviser to Tony Blair is speaking about Brexit at the IIEA in Dublin today.

# backstop - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe
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Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jul 16th 2019, 8:46 PM 13,428 Views 51 Comments

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

# backstop - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements'
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# You Free?

The UK's Brexit department is hiring four advisers - two for the backstop and two for 'alternative arrangements'

Jul 10th 2019, 10:25 PM 16,896 Views 29 Comments

“We are looking for two proactive problem-solvers…” the ad reads.

# backstop - Monday 24 June, 2019

UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years'
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# Border Issues

UK report says alternative to backstop 'should be fully up and running within three years'

Jun 24th 2019, 11:55 AM 18,578 Views 81 Comments

Two Remain-supporting MPs are behind the report.

# backstop - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland
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Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,998 Views 39 Comments

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

# backstop - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future
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'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future

Apr 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,054 Views 46 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.

# backstop - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'
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Theresa May says she had to reach out to Labour or risk letting Brexit 'slip through our fingers'

Apr 7th 2019, 5:08 PM 16,751 Views 18 Comments

In a video posted on Twitter, a smiling Prime Minister said she had to look for compromise from the opposition to get Brexit through.

# backstop - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'
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MPs could vote on May's deal for FOURTH time as it's warned hard Brexit is 'nearly inevitable'

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:48 AM 19,659 Views 42 Comments

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar said: “No one should underestimate the difficulties that a no deal will present.”

# backstop - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?
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Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?

Mar 12th 2019, 8:34 AM 18,506 Views 29 Comments

The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.

# backstop - Sunday 10 March, 2019

David Davis says May's Brexit deal is 'dreadful' but if UK could pull out of backstop it's 'rescuable'
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David Davis says May's Brexit deal is 'dreadful' but if UK could pull out of backstop it's 'rescuable'

Mar 10th 2019, 5:33 PM 30,099 Views 58 Comments

Davis also said that in a way, Theresa May’s deal is worse than the UK’s current membership of the EU.

# backstop - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Geoffrey Cox argued that 'backstop could threaten Northern Irish human rights'
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# UK Attorney General

Geoffrey Cox argued that 'backstop could threaten Northern Irish human rights'

Mar 7th 2019, 10:56 PM 21,129 Views 23 Comments

The Guardian reports that the UK’s Attorney General used this argument to try to convince the EU to change the backstop.

# backstop - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit
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'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit

Mar 5th 2019, 7:34 AM 23,110 Views 49 Comments

In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.

# backstop - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop
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# Countdown

Michel Barnier says EU is open to negotiating on Brexit 'guarantees' but not on the backstop

Mar 2nd 2019, 4:25 PM 12,074 Views 25 Comments

Barnier also suggested the EU would be open to a “technical” delay to Brexit.

# backstop - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum
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# COME WHAT MAY

MPs overwhelmingly back delaying Brexit if needed, as Labour says it will support second referendum

Feb 27th 2019, 9:24 PM 30,741 Views 27 Comments

Unless Article 50 is extended, Theresa May has just one month to get a deal over the line.

# backstop - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else
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# Hard Border

Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else

Feb 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 34,905 Views 29 Comments

The British government has warned that a no-deal scenario would likely have a negative impact in terms of trade and crime.

# backstop - Monday 11 February, 2019

May rejects Corbyn's pitch as yet another week of Brexit debate looms in House of Commons
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May rejects Corbyn's pitch as yet another week of Brexit debate looms in House of Commons

Updated Feb 11th 2019, 3:22 PM 19,667 Views 22 Comments

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier has said there is very little time left to settle a final Brexit deal.

# backstop - Friday 8 February, 2019

Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people
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Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people

Feb 8th 2019, 8:19 AM 78,638 Views 127 Comments

Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.

# backstop - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop
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Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop

Updated Feb 5th 2019, 9:28 PM 31,422 Views 35 Comments

Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today
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Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today

Feb 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,213 Views 21 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said no alternatives to the backstop have stood up to scrutiny.

# backstop - Monday 4 February, 2019

May's cabinet to discuss alternative arrangements to backstop with Eurosceptic MPs
# Alternative Arrangements
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# Alternative Arrangements

May's cabinet to discuss alternative arrangements to backstop with Eurosceptic MPs

Feb 4th 2019, 7:45 AM 16,363 Views 52 Comments

Downing Street said it had established “an Alternative Arrangements Working Group” to mull the backstop issue starting today.

# backstop - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week
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# Say That Again

'Summon up the blood': The best Brexit quotes from another colourful week

Feb 2nd 2019, 5:30 PM 12,483 Views 10 Comments

Everyone has a hot take…

# backstop - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal
# Article 50
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Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal

Jan 31st 2019, 9:20 AM 29,918 Views 41 Comments

Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.

# backstop - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?
# Explainer
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MPs don't want the Irish backstop. Europe won't budge. So now what?

Jan 30th 2019, 1:35 PM 29,725 Views 62 Comments

Another vote is promised by 13 February – if the Withdrawal Agreement isn’t approved then, it’s looking like a no-deal Brexit.

Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'
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Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'

Jan 30th 2019, 11:01 AM 30,697 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, Dominic Raab told a British committee that they needed to find “a ladder for the Irish government to climb down”.

# backstop - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels From TheJournal.ie
Live Jan 29th 2019, 9:37 PM

As it happened: UK parliament votes to bin the backstop and go back to renegotiate in Brussels

MPs vote to ask the EU to replace Irish backstop with unspecific 'alternative arrangements'
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# Off The Table

MPs vote to ask the EU to replace Irish backstop with unspecific 'alternative arrangements'

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 9:05 PM 67,604 Views 145 Comments

It’s not yet clear what those arrangements might be.

British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal
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British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 2:31 PM 16,808 Views 71 Comments

In a bid to try to secure the support of MPs, May will hold talks with unnamed officials or leaders from the EU today.

Arlene Foster endorses 'Malthouse' proposal for alternative to Irish backstop
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Arlene Foster endorses 'Malthouse' proposal for alternative to Irish backstop

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 11:46 AM 43,496 Views 73 Comments

EU leaders insist they will not change the legally binding Brexit withdrawal agreement.

# backstop - Monday 28 January, 2019

Boris Johnson suggests Theresa May planning Brexit fightback with 'freedom clause'
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Boris Johnson suggests Theresa May planning Brexit fightback with 'freedom clause'

Jan 28th 2019, 8:19 AM 57,747 Views 37 Comments

Theresa May is preparing for another showdown with the House of Commons tomorrow night.

# backstop - Monday 21 January, 2019

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech
# Last Ditch Effort
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# Last Ditch Effort

Theresa May rules out second Brexit referendum in Plan B speech

Jan 21st 2019, 3:58 PM 38,475 Views 47 Comments

May said she will hold further talks on the backstop.

# backstop - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop
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# Border Lines

'There won't be a border because we don't want it!': What Brexiteers think of the backstop

Jan 20th 2019, 6:30 AM 22,498 Views 38 Comments

We spoke to some Brexiteers outside Westminster about what they think of the ‘Irish protocol’.

# backstop - Friday 18 January, 2019

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?
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# Brexit Means...

Standing still: At the end of a historic week, where exactly are we with Brexit?

Jan 18th 2019, 5:37 PM 15,345 Views 21 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald says she told Theresa May over the telephone that a no-deal Brexit would mean a unity referendum in Ireland.

# backstop - Monday 14 January, 2019

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published
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# From EU To Me

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published

Jan 14th 2019, 11:17 AM 34,792 Views 27 Comments

On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.

# backstop - Sunday 13 January, 2019

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election
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# Mayday

May tells MPs not backing her Brexit deal would be 'catastrophic' as Corbyn says he's ready for election

Updated Jan 13th 2019, 11:27 AM 14,319 Views 32 Comments

The House of Commons is set to vote on the deal on Tuesday.

# backstop - Friday 11 January, 2019

'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock
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'This political chaos cannot go on': Corbyn calls for general election to break Brexit deadlock

Jan 11th 2019, 7:39 AM 11,756 Views 26 Comments

May faces a crucial vote next week on her proposed Brexit deal.