Saturday, 20 October, 2018

European Union slams Brexit 'blame game,' cool to United Kingdom offer on Irish border

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Faye Gross | 10 June, 2018, 00:32

"The temporary backstop is not in line with what we want or what Ireland and Northern Ireland want and need".

"The U.K. calls this arrangement temporary", said Barnier at a press conference in Brussels.

May's government is divided over two alternatives regarding which customs arrangement to seek with the European Union after the end of a transitional period created to bridge Britain out of the bloc, which ends in 2020.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has complained that the Irish border issue is dictating "the whole of our agenda" in the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU.

Leo Varadkar has said that a Brexit backstop agreement can not be "time limited by date".

Two in five people from Northern Ireland would welcome a united Ireland, a new survey has revealed. What is feasible with a territory the size of Northern Ireland is not necessarily feasible with the whole UK.

And he questioned whether Mrs May's proposals would deliver an "all-weather backstop" fit for all circumstances.

Incidentally, that is an agreement that Conservative government was able to negotiate with itself; it remains to be seen whether the European Union 27 will agree.

The Good Friday Agreement has regulated on the border issues, but some of May's proposals put that in threat.

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Both sides want a deal by October to avoid barriers on the Irish land border that might fuel new conflict in the north.

In a document setting out what would happen if the UK's future customs deal with the European Union isn't in place by the end of the transition period, it is suggested the current rules would continue until December 2021. "How does that fit with the requirements of our Value-Added Tax system?"

But a key amendment empowering MPs to stop the United Kingdom from leaving with no deal, or to make Theresa May return to talks, has been rejected.

Flanders' exports to Britain are worth some 28 billion euros (24.5 billion pounds) per year and the Flemish government said sales to Britain could shrink up to 2.5 percent in case of a hard Brexit.

"We are today at a time of decisions and choices". But it also risks causing more domestic trouble for May, who needs to keep her divided Cabinet together and the Northern Irish party that props up her government onside.

Barnier did not rule out a deal on continued membership of the customs union.

"With the threat of a Cabinet resignation, Theresa May has signed up to a flawed proposal which is inconsistent with her earlier commitments", he said.

But he said: "It is now essential that government makes progress on our long-term customs and other border arrangements".

Dr Fox later told the BBC that the new proposal ensured that Britain would be "leaving the European Union and any implementation and subsequent arrangements by the end of 2021".

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