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# backstop - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

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# Backstop
# Backstop

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Sep 9th 2020, 6:05 PM 29,492 Views 27 Comments

There are 113 days to go…

# backstop - Friday 25 October, 2019

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence
# Loyalists
# Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Oct 25th 2019, 7:55 PM 42,021 Views 70 Comments

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

# backstop - Friday 18 October, 2019

'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome
# Borderline Brexit
# Borderline Brexit

'Too soon to celebrate': On the border, people give Brexit deal cautious welcome

Oct 18th 2019, 8:14 AM 15,126 Views 14 Comments

Residents living in frontier towns along the Irish border say they are hoping for “clarity” going forward.

# backstop - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?
# New Deal
# New Deal

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

Oct 17th 2019, 6:56 PM 18,963 Views 26 Comments

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK
# Brexit
# Brexit

'The backstop has been replaced': Varadkar hails agreement between EU and UK

Oct 17th 2019, 2:45 PM 46,496 Views 97 Comments

The new agreement will now need to be approved by the House of Commons.

# backstop - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 6:42 PM 13,721 Views 31 Comments

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

# backstop - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Timeline: How the DUP went from 'blood red lines' to a Brexit compromise
# Back To The Backstop
# Back To The Backstop

Timeline: How the DUP went from 'blood red lines' to a Brexit compromise

Oct 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 44,517 Views 40 Comments

The DUP position changed dramatically when Boris Johnson published his Brexit plan.

# backstop - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit
# Backstop
# Backstop

Cameron says Johnson must 'compromise more' if he wants to avoid no-deal Brexit

Oct 8th 2019, 7:41 AM 18,389 Views 16 Comments

“Boris is compromising and I suspect may have to move a bit more. And the EU should compromise too.”

# backstop - Saturday 5 October, 2019

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?
# Back To The Backstop
# Back To The Backstop

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?

Oct 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,718 Views 19 Comments

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

# backstop - Friday 4 October, 2019

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Oct 4th 2019, 11:09 AM 24,141 Views 84 Comments

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’
# Backstop
# Backstop

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Oct 4th 2019, 7:37 AM 21,239 Views 43 Comments

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

# backstop - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line
# Backstop
# Backstop

Johnson preparing for 'intensive discussions' in bid to get Brexit deal over the line

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:37 AM 9,872 Views 27 Comments

So far, European leaders have reacted coolly to his plan.

# backstop - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?
# The Irish Question
# The Irish Question

What are the possible sticking points in Boris Johnson's backstop alternative?

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:39 PM 21,945 Views 48 Comments

Leo Varadkar, who spoke with Boris Johnson this evening, said the plans do not fully meet “the agreed objectives of the backstop”.

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop
# Backstop
# Backstop

Boris Johnson publishes his alternative to the backstop

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:25 PM 44,685 Views 70 Comments

In a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Johnson said the backstop was “a bridge to nowhere”.

Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Explainer: Another day, another set of backstop proposals - but what do they mean?

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 9,626 Views 6 Comments

Boris Johnson said the UK’s proposals were “good and creative”, “very constructive and far-reaching”.

# backstop - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'Northern Ireland and Ireland deserve better': Coveney rejects UK proposals for border customs posts
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Northern Ireland and Ireland deserve better': Coveney rejects UK proposals for border customs posts

Updated Oct 1st 2019, 8:45 AM 50,060 Views 119 Comments

The Tánaiste described the so-called “non-paper” as a “non-starter”.

# backstop - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick
# Brexit Party
# Brexit Party

Why Brexiteers see the backstop as a 'non-story', 'irrelevant' and an EU trick

Sep 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,599 Views 60 Comments

The Irish government’s refusal to outline what a hard border would look like in a no-deal Brexit has caused confusion among Brexiteers.

# backstop - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier
# 35 Days To Go
# 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,134 Views 45 Comments

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# backstop - Monday 23 September, 2019

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Chair of Brexit Party says Varadkar 'hijacked' the backstop issue, and that Irish border trade is 'irrelevant'

Sep 23rd 2019, 7:22 AM 47,469 Views 73 Comments

Richard Tice, an MEP for the East of England, also explained trade across the Northern Irish border by comparing it to a jar of Smarties.

# backstop - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
# Backstop
# Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:13 PM 22,238 Views 55 Comments

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# backstop - Saturday 21 September, 2019

At the Brexit Party's Wales rally, Nigel Farage targets Labour and the backstop - but thinks Juncker is rather fun
# Newport
# Newport

At the Brexit Party's Wales rally, Nigel Farage targets Labour and the backstop - but thinks Juncker is rather fun

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 PM 25,344 Views 38 Comments

In what was an electoral stronghold for the Labour Party, Nigel Farage’s Brexit movement is gathering momentum.

# backstop - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK
# Brexit
# Brexit

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK

Sep 19th 2019, 8:48 PM 48,023 Views 72 Comments

Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.

# backstop - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Arlene Foster suggests she is open to special arrangements for North as part of Brexit deal

Sep 18th 2019, 10:20 PM 35,577 Views 59 Comments

The DUP leader made the suggestion to journalists in Dublin this evening.

# backstop - Monday 16 September, 2019

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered
# First Meeting
# First Meeting

Boris Johnson pulls out of Luxembourg press conference as he's booed and jeered

Sep 16th 2019, 2:25 PM 48,985 Views 66 Comments

A Downing Street spokesperson has also confirmed that EU and UK talks will soon take place daily.

# backstop - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland-only backstop ruled out by Boris Johnson, says DUP

Sep 10th 2019, 9:30 PM 44,046 Views 50 Comments

The party met with the UK prime minister today.

# backstop - Monday 9 September, 2019

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation
Live Sep 9th 2019, 10:50 PM

As it happened: Boris Johnson faces parliament opposition ahead of prorogation

# backstop - Friday 6 September, 2019

Varadkar 'doesn't expect any breakthroughs' in meeting with Johnson on Monday
# Brexit
# Brexit

Varadkar 'doesn't expect any breakthroughs' in meeting with Johnson on Monday

Sep 6th 2019, 9:51 PM 10,575 Views 20 Comments

The two leaders have very different views on Brexit.

# backstop - Monday 2 September, 2019

'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Volatile and dynamic': Varadkar says Ireland will be keeping a close eye on the House of Commons this week

Updated Sep 2nd 2019, 12:34 PM 39,584 Views 38 Comments

Two dates for a potential meeting with Boris Johnson next week are being considered.

# backstop - Sunday 1 September, 2019

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes
# Brexit
# Brexit

MPs to propose law to stop no-deal Brexit - Gove won't rule out ignoring it if it passes

Sep 1st 2019, 7:00 PM 31,925 Views 47 Comments

Opposition MP Sir Keir Starmer said Gove’s comments were “breathtaking”.

# backstop - Friday 30 August, 2019

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tánaiste urges British government to propose alternatives to backstop 'as quickly as possible'

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 11:02 AM 26,253 Views 96 Comments

Boris Johnson has vowed to ‘up the tempo’ on talks to remove the backstop ahead of Brexit.

# backstop - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off
# Brexit
# Brexit

Johnson and Tusk trade 'Mr No Deal' jibes as G7 summit kicks off

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 PM 24,179 Views 42 Comments

Johnson has said the European Union must drop its insistence on the Irish backstop to avoid a “no-deal” Brexit.

# backstop - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 34,818 Views 45 Comments

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
# More Talks
# More Talks

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

Updated Aug 22nd 2019, 12:45 PM 50,502 Views 73 Comments

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'
# Talks
# Talks

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

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 50,521 Views 89 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Updated Aug 20th 2019, 2:00 PM 91,440 Views 139 Comments

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
# A Divided Union
# A Divided Union

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

Aug 14th 2019, 7:27 AM 27,206 Views 50 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

Aug 8th 2019, 6:00 PM 25,055 Views 6 Comments

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
# Backstop
# Backstop

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

Aug 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 10,513 Views 51 Comments

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
# Border
# Border

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 7:35 AM 25,184 Views 32 Comments

Britain leaving the EU without a deal seems increasingly likely.

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

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 25,765 Views 36 Comments

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

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