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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 10:59
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,955
Very spot-on take on the backstop issue:

In all the negotiations we’ve ever conducted, big and small, has anyone, ever, started by agreeing a “backstop”?
There is nothing to negotiate.

It iis simply a question of logic.

You cannot be outside a customs union and not have a border.

It is that simple. Really.

To suggest otherwise is like arguing the earth is flat.

And that is the really worrying pont here - that folks like BoJo are either too dumb to understand this very simple logic or too ruthless to let their ambition take the backseat in order avoid armageddon for businesses, farmers etc.
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