After Salzburg: How to Salvage the Brexit Negotiations

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Series Details September 2018
Publication Date 24/09/2018
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While the imminent threat of no deal in March 2018 will depress sterling and business investment in the UK, it may end up being the only thing that scares May and Parliament into reluctantly accepting the Irish backstop, which is a lesser evil than no deal. May – or her successor – could also sign a political declaration that declares that the two sides will seek to negotiate a customs union as the end state, removing the need for a customs border in the Irish Sea

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Centre for European Reform: Insight: [Brexit and Northern Ireland / Ireland]: UK must swallow the unpalatable Irish backstop
Institute for Government: IfG Insight, June 2018: The Irish border after Brexit
ESO: Key Source: The impact of Brexit in Ireland

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