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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Foreign Minister Says UK Can Leave Customs Union and Have No Hard Border in Ireland

Foreign Minister Says UK Can Leave Customs Union and Have No Hard Border in Ireland
- Britain should be able to leave the European Union's single market and customs union and still ensure there is no hard border in Ireland after Brexit, Foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. Johnson was responding to a question in parliament about why he failed mention ...

UK will 'have to have a customs union' post-Brexit, says Corbyn

UK will 'have to have a customs union' post-Brexit, says Corbyn
Answering questions after a speech to manufacturers' organisation the EEF, the Labour leader said some form of continued customs union would be imperative, in part to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Asked how Labour's position on Brexit differed to that of ...

Rudderless Britain needs a second Brexit referendum

Rudderless Britain needs a second Brexit referendum
- Last week, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson gave the first of those speeches intended to clarify Britain's position on life after Brexit – and failed to so much as mention Northern Ireland. To be sure, it's unlikely that May could reverse herself, propose a second referendum, and survive as leader of the ...

Economic Outlook looks good for Ireland, says Bank of Ireland

Economic Outlook looks good for Ireland, says Bank of Ireland
- The Irish economy grew by 7% last year and the Bank of Ireland's Economic Outlook shows GDP forecasts are up from 3.8% to 4.7%. That is assuming the current trading arrangements between the EU and the UK stay the same after Brexit. It also shows the fall in the pound after Brexit is hurting Irish ...

Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study

Hard Brexit would cost Irish economy €18bn, says study
- The report found that Brexit will hit the Irish economy no matter what type of deal is signed between London and Brussels. Agriculture is one of the most exposed sectors, with large exports of food and drink ranging from cheddar cheese, beef and mushrooms to Guinness and powdered milk. Ireland's ...

Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement
- The GFA has come onto the radar of pro-Brexit politicians because its existence has made the Irish government a central player in the UK's separation negotiations with the EU. All sides agreed that the GFA must be protected in those negotiations and the British deal with the EU in December made ...