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# customs union
Post-Brexit trade talks resume as ‘significant differences’ remain
Michel Barnier and Lord Frost met in Brussels yesterday.
# Interview
'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, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.
# Dismay
Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal
None of the votes are binding, however.
# Explainer
How 'Norway plus' could be a Brexit solution, and why trading garlic is problematic
They would get full access to the Single Market and avoid tariff barriers.
# Brexit
'Alarm bells' ringing for DUP as May letter raises prospect of EU customs border in Irish Sea
The DUP leader has said that a leaked letter raised “alarm bells for those who value the integrity of our precious union..”
Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit
As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.
# Brexit
Theresa May wins key Brexit vote on customs union despite ongoing rebellion
MPs have voted 307 to 301 to defeat an amendment to the Trade Bill.
# Across the water
'We're one United Kingdom' - Theresa May describes EU plans as an Irish Sea border
May says that the EU’s ‘backstop’ plan is not acceptable.
# customs union
Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.
# EU-turn
Theresa May to reverse stance on UK leaving the customs union after Brexit
Yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said that the future of Northern Ireland was being decided in Brexit negotiations.
# trade deal
UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after Brexit - Macron says
He warned that it could only happen if it accept the single market preconditions.
# constructive ambiguity
EU negotiator calls UK's Brexit plan 'a fantasy'
Britain wants “a highly streamlined customs arrangement” with the EU.
# customs union
Simon Coveney says electronic tagging of vehicles in place of a hard border would not work
The minister’s comments come as the UK and the EU