Three (or more) Billboards Outside Enniskillen & Sligo will present motorists travelling into the republic with lines from WB Yeats’s The Tower – “Till the wreck of body, / Slow decay of blood, / Testy delirium / Or dull decrepitude, / Or what worse evil come” – and those heading north with the last words of Samuel Beckett’s neither, “unspeakable home”. … [Read more...] about Brexit looms large in arts festival that straddles Irish border
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EU officials readily recall the British Prime Minister’s hard-charging start to the last round of Brexit negotiations which ended with Mr Johnson ditching his Irish border plan and accepting the EU’s idea of a special status for Northern Ireland de facto inside the EU single market. … [Read more...] about The four possible scenarios of Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiations
The former Belgian prime minister hopes to use the parliament’s right to veto the deal – a blunt, but potentially deadly instrument – to set the agenda. But he may face difficulty in winning support from the parliament to hand out meaningful EU citizenship benefits to Britons. MEPs from other political groups believe he would struggle to convince the two biggest groups, the centre-right bloc and the Socialists, to back his idea. … [Read more...] about European parliament Brexit chief: ‘Let Britons keep freedom of movement’
What are MPs voting on? Adler: EU's nerves over UK soul-searching Rees-Mogg defends German tweet of far-right AfD clip Sinn Féin to meet top EU Brexit negotiator MPs will hold further votes later on Brexit options to try and resolve the current deadlock. A customs union with the EU is thought to be the most popular of the ideas under consideration. … [Read more...] about Julian Smith: Chief whip attacks cabinet’s post-election Brexit strategy
The UK has undertaken preparations, code-named Operation Yellowhammer, to address any disruption in the first few days of a no-deal Brexit. As part of the contingency plans, up to 3,500 troops will be ready to be deployed, if necessary. … [Read more...] about Brexit votes: What happens next?