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Why I still have moments of missing the Northern Ireland backstop

The arrangement was imperfect but provided for more certainty than we have today

By David Henig  

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives prior to the EU head of states summit on migration and Brexit in Brussels, Belgium on 14.12.2017 by Wiktor Dabkowski | usage worldwide

On 31st January Brexit was supposed to be settled, the oven-ready deal heated and served to a grateful public that would then move on to other domestic concerns such as infrastructure and the NHS. Brexit would never be mentioned again, even as a new relationship was formed with the EU.

Well coronavirus is certainly taking Brexit off the front pages, but that does not mean…

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