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#backstop

# backstop - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with officials tonight to assess draft text of Brexit proposal

UK Cabinet ministers are to be summoned to Downing Street this evening by Prime Minister Theresa May.

# backstop - Friday 9 November, 2018

'No unionist can support that': Foster says DUP will not back proposal for border in Irish Sea

In a letter leaked to the media, Theresa May suggested a proposal to have a Northern Ireland specific backstop.

# backstop - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Varadkar accused of 'losing his nerve' as Taoiseach says he's open to 'explore' backstop review mechanism

Leo Varadkar says he has not agreed to anything but is open to ‘creative language’ to get a deal done.

# backstop - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

What exactly is the Irish backstop, which could derail a final Brexit deal?

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

# backstop - Monday 22 October, 2018

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

# backstop - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'We're working very hard': Theresa May says they can solve Irish backstop issue

Ahead of today’s meeting, Theresa May and other European leaders gave their thoughts on how likely a Brexit deal was.

# backstop - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

# backstop - Monday 15 October, 2018

May says EU wants 'a backstop to the backstop': but says the UK won't accept that either

The UK Prime Minister was told by a fellow MP that for the people of Ireland, “Brexit means borders”.

# backstop - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red' Very Red This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says her Brexit red line is 'blood red'

The DUP leader did not rule out her party’s MPs voting against a Brexit deal in parliament.

# backstop - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Poll: Do you think a final Brexit deal will be struck? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a final Brexit deal will be struck?

Politicians in the EU and Ireland are at pains to say there will be a final deal – but what do you think?

# backstop - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

# backstop - Friday 20 July, 2018

So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK

“The government I lead will never be neutral in a union, we will always be in favour of it,” she said.

# backstop - Monday 12 March, 2018

People are unsure if the government is doing a good job on Brexit

A large portion are happy but significant numbers don’t know.