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The government’s Brexit stance is riddled with legal confusion

Its assertions on the role of parliament are simply constitutionally wrong

By Helen Mountfield  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

There has never been a more vacuous phrase than “Brexit means Brexit,” or less clarity about what on earth it will mean as Britain stumbles to the door. In particular, there is still no practicable solution to the Irish border issue, because inconsistent assurances have been given to European Union negotiators and the various UK ideological tribes.

The phase one transition agreement says that in the absence of another acceptable solution for keeping an open Irish border, the backstop is that Northern Ireland will “align”…

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