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Barnier's solution for Ireland truly is magical thinking

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Brexit was always going to put the British constitutional settlement on the rack, and the text of the EU's proposed "fallback" solution to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was met instantly with agonised screaming in Belfast and Westminster yesterday.

Butter wouldn't melt in Michel Barnier's mouth, but the EU's strategy is perfectly clear - they are seeking to strong-arm Theresa May into making difficult decisions and, more specifically, into joining the EU's customs union.