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#backstop

# backstop - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Explainer: The British press has seized on Merkel's '30 days' remark - but what did she mean by it?

Reports of Merkel’s ’30-day Brexit deadline’ dominate the UK front pages.

'All eyes on how Ireland is being treated': Country now in eye of storm, Coveney says

Coveney said the UK backstop alternatives will ‘badly hit’ Ireland and its economy.

# backstop - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

# backstop - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

# backstop - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

No-deal Brexit could turn UK into 'a diminished and inward-looking little England', warns Hammond

He said that claims a no-deal Brexit would be positive were “absurd”, and called Johnson’s pledge to bin the backstop “wrecking”.

# backstop - Thursday 8 August, 2019

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

This week on The Explainer podcast, we look at the backstop, and why it is such a major issue for Brexit.

# backstop - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Donohoe says 'cliff-edge' Brexit can be avoided but no-deal risk is growing

The finance minister said British chancellor Sajid Javid is “absolutely committed” to Britain leaving the EU by 31 October.

# backstop - Friday 2 August, 2019

'Panic' and 'security gaps': Internal British document warns about impact of no-deal Brexit

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Should it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

# backstop - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

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'

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

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' Backstop This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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'

“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'

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

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

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'

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' 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

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

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?

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# backstop - Saturday 2 February, 2019

# backstop - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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

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?

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'

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

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is going back to the EU.

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