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Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could permanently bind Northern Ireland to European Union law, according to an Irish judge

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could permanently bind Northern Ireland to European Union law, according to an Irish judge

Well, yes Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal could permanently bind Northern Ireland to European Union law, according to an Irish judge via @bpolitics  @aoifewhite101  @StephanieBodoni 

Tony Blair: “We wanted an open border in Ireland. But we wanted Northern Ireland out of the Single Market & Customs Union along with the rest of the UK. Johnson resolved the contradiction... by Northern Ireland staying in the European trading system."

Statement by An Taoiseach, @campaignforleo  “The European Union and United Kingdom made a Withdrawal Agreement last Thursday that defends Ireland’s interests. The House of Commons voted today to defer a decision on whether or not to ratify that agreement.” 1/2

Just a few kilometers from the border with Ireland, the people of Northern Ireland’s city of Londonderry know exactly what is at stake as Britain seeks to seal its departure from the European Union

A new range of US tariffs have come into force on goods sold there from the European Union, including Ireland

Leo Varadkar, Ireland Prime Minister: "We have a draft agreement between the European Union on the one hand and the British government on the other. I think it's a good agreement."

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🇪🇺 @joannaccherry : "Look at the way Ireland has progressed in the European Union. When Ireland joined the EU most of its trade was with the United Kingdom - that is no longer the case. The EU opens doors." #SNP19 

"This strategy is based on an idea somehow that Ireland and the European Union is going to be scared by big, bad Boris." Author Fintan O'Toole says Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit strategy won't frighten the Irish or the Europeans.

"I would stay in the European Union and remain, rather than risk Northern Ireland's position," DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds tells Nicholas Watt [Tap to expand] | | #newsnight 

So it's now official Ireland has 208 border crossings according to a joint mapping exercise. This compares with 137 between the ENTIRE European Union and countries that border it to the east: via

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Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as agreed at negotiators' level on 14 November 2018 | European Commission

Voila! Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as agreed at negotiators' level on 14 November 2018 | European Commission

The Sunday Times report sources say Prime Minister Theresa May has secured concessions from the European Union to keep the whole of the UK in a customs union after Brexit in order to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland

"The European Commission,this Parliament and all other 26 Member states will always show loyalty and solidarity with Ireland...It is not the European Union, it is Brexit that risks making the border more visible in Northern Ireland" #POTEU 

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