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A possible way through on the Northern Ireland backstop?

Theresa May has almost no room for manoeuvre but these tweaks could help squeak her Withdrawal Agreement over the line 

By David Shiels  

The PM in Belfast. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire/PA Images

The prime minister had a difficult task on her visit to Northern Ireland on Tuesday. On her last visit in November, she hailed the Withdrawal Agreement as a good deal for Northern Ireland and defended the controversial “backstop” as an essential safeguard in ensuring no return to a hard border with the Republic. This time she had to acknowledge that the Withdrawal Agreement was unacceptable to the British parliament, with the backstop identified as the main problem.

She must now…

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