[Brexit and Northern Ireland]: PM Belfast speech: 20 July 2018

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Series Details 20.07.18
Publication Date 20/07/2018
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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 20 July 2018. In the speech she will set out her commitment to the Union (of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and to a Brexit that worked for the whole United Kingdom - one which avoided a hard border and protected the Belfast Agreement.

She emphasised her personal commitment to the strength of the UK’s four nations and the solutions set out in the White Paper of July 2018 that addressed Northern Ireland’s unique circumstances.

Mrs May said it was time for the EU to drop what she believed was its inflexible view on an Irish border solution to break the Brexit talks impasse.

Source Link https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-belfast-speech-20-july-2018
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Institute for Government: Blog: Comment, 20.07.18: The Irish Border question is turning into a very expensive game of chicken https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/irish-border-question-turning-very-expensive-game-chicken
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
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Politico, 20.07.18: Theresa May: EU’s Irish customs plan in breach of Good Friday Agreement https://www.politico.eu/article/theresa-may-eu-irish-customs-brexit-plan-in-breach-of-good-friday-agreement/
EurActiv, 20.07.18: May takes Brexit trip to Northern Irish border https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/may-takes-brexit-trip-to-northern-irish-border/
BBC News, 20.07.18: Theresa May says EU must 'evolve' its Brexit position https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44892385
The Guardian, 20.07.18: Ireland open to new proposal on Brexit border https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/theresa-may-i-will-never-accept-eus-ideas-on-irish-brexit-border
ESO: Key Source: The impact of Brexit in Ireland http://www.europeansources.info/record/the-impact-of-brexit-in-ireland/

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