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August 14, 2017 10:18 AM Is the Irish border question really ‘intractable’?

In the coming days the UK government will release its “carefully formulated” working paper on the Irish border issue. Dick Roche gives timely advice. Dick Roche was Ireland’s Minister of State for European Affairs at the time when the country held the two referendums on the Lisbon Treaty. The British Government is about to publish what it calls a series 2

August 14, 2017 5:29 AM Brexit a reminder of how EU membership has benefited Republic

Accession to bloc and advent of single market helped transform State’s fortunes The best thing that can be said for Brexit is that it is a teachable moment: an admittedly very expensive, but also very useful, civics lesson on a grand scale. Those who will learn the most are in Britain, but the rest of us will also benefit. And there is a considerable 3

August 13, 2017 6:29 PM Scars of the Irish crash still run deep

August is a quiet month. It can also be a cruel one, offering up bumper harvests for those of us hungry for hard news. After all, it was in the dog days of August 1914 that World War One was unleashed. Several decades later, the skids were under the Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev and the USSR after coup plotters sent tanks onto the streets 1

August 13, 2017 4:49 PM Philip Hammond's on board with Brexit at last

Finally, it’s sorted. Until yesterday, the anti-Brexiteers known as Remoaners had high hopes of Philip Hammond, the Chancellor. His statement on The Andrew Marr Show last month that failure to reach an amicable deal with the EU ‘would be a very, very bad outcome for Britain’ was seen as an attack on his Brexiteer colleagues in the Cabinet (and, indeed 1

August 13, 2017 4:49 PM Elusive Brexit Clarity Meets Sober Economic Reality

But the latest economic snap shots next week of wages, retail sales and inflation will probably underline the economic challenge gradually building up. Economists polled by Reuters expect to see inflation tick up to 2.7 percent when figures for July are released on Tuesday before peaking at 2.9 percent in the last quarter of 2017. By contrast, labour 2

August 13, 2017 3:50 PM UK government to clarify Brexit stance in seeking 'new phase' of talks

The British government is set to give more details of its aims for life outside the EU, ahead of more negotiations later this month. Brexit Minister David Davis has said London wants talks to move on to a new phase. Brussels has insisted that progress must first be made on divorce arrangements. “We need to get on with negotiating the bigger issues around 2

August 13, 2017 2:04 PM Britain Pushes Ahead With Brexit Negotiations

Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach to negotiations. Britain is keen to start talking about its post-Brexit relationship with Europe, wary of the need to reassure anxious businesses 2

August 13, 2017 9:59 AM David Miliband says Brexit 'unparalleled act of self-harm'

The ex-Labour heavyweight says last year's vote should be respected but insists "democracy did not die on 23 June 2016". The Labour ex-frontbencher said "abdicating" all approval for a final exit deal to politicians like Boris Johnson and Liam Fox was "delusional". Instead a fresh poll would let voters decide whether to accept or reject the Government's 3

July 28, 2017 10:24 AM Brexit means what? Time for the metaphors to stop

Like the thin twig of peace, the Brexit metaphor has been stretched to breaking point. It should be taken round the back of the paragraph and quietly put out of its misery. Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, politicians and commentators have deployed everything from cakes, cherries, cats, even golf clubs to try to explain what it might 6

July 28, 2017 9:15 AM Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said any "transitional deal" in the immediate period after Brexit must end by the time of the next general election. He said there must be "business as usual, life as normal" for Britons as the UK exits the EU. "Many things would look similar" the day after Brexit - on 29 March 2019 - as the UK moved gradually towards a new relationship 10