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Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
Inside the deal struck at the Wirral, England, on October 10th, 2019, by Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson.
A certain group of Brexiteers have got everything they wanted - but they still yearn for the impossible.
Even the keenest Brexiteer must feel that the process has been tortuously long. / That has been, in large part, because successive British governments have refused to accept the trade-off between untrammelled sovereignty and friction-free access to the EU’s single market, a refusal that shapes today’s increasingly testy relationship.
‘Time is short’ to avert clash over chilled meat exports to Northern Ireland, warns Boris Johnson’s Brexit minister.
SDLP’s Brexit spokesman says Frost’s attempts to unpick NI protocol risking investment.
Memoirs of negotiations show how Brussels lost trust in Downing Street team.
Northern Ireland’s first minister has paid the price for believing the promises of the hard Brexiteers.
‘It is arguably your political incompetence that got you here,’ Newsnight presenter suggests.
Chris and Garvan Walshe catch up on how they handled lockdown, what to expect next, and what has changed since they last recorded the podcast together, in November 2018. Just as it did two years ago, the Northern Ireland backstop features heavily in Lie of the Week. Also, will the Conservative Party have the good sense to ditch its current leader?
Lots of requests for a step-by-step explanation of Johnson's plans to breach Protocol on Irish border. / No problem. And by the end, you'll understand why this man is totally unfit to hold public office.
The backstop is dead, long live a new solution for the island of Ireland. Tony Connelly, Sean Whelan and Colm Ó Mongáin will bring you through how the deal was done, and depending on when you're listening to this, what are the chances of, to quote Boris Johnson, Getting Brexit Done and getting it through the House of Commons.
EU and UK negotiators reach a new Brexit agreement that would avoid a hard border.
Nicos Anastasiades says Cyprus will stand up for peace in Ireland and the backstop.
Michel Barnier says 'we're not really in a position where we're able to find an agreement'.
Under the proposals being considered, the EU would allow the unilateral revocation of the backstop if both Sinn Fein and the DUP agreed.
Leaked papers obtained by the Guardian show extent of fundamental objections Brussels has raised.
British government has broken its own solemn legal and political commitments.
UK PM Boris Johnson went to Manchester to address his party conference for the first time as leader proposing a new UK alternative to the backstop - the Northern Ireland/Ireland protocol.
UK proposals "do not match even remotely" Northern Irish backstop plan, says steering group.
Irish prime minister says he will study the plans further and consult with other EU leaders.
Prime minister’s ‘take it or leave it’ proposals described as unworkable and illegal.
'It doesn’t look like the basis of an agreement, that’s for sure'.