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Varadkar: Removing backstop ‘is effectively no deal’

Image copyright Reuters The taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has said removing the backstop from the Withdrawal Agreement, would be “effectively the same as no deal”. Leo Varadkar was responding to comments from some candidates seeking to replace Theresa May as prime minister.Many contenders have proposed changes to the backstop, even though the EU says it…

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Brexit – Irish PM says no backstop as bad for Ireland as no deal

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland will not allow the Northern Ireland “backstop” clause in Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement to be dropped because doing so would be as big a threat to the country as Britain leaving without a deal, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo…

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Chance of disorderly Brexit jumps; eventual free trade deal still likely – Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – The likelihood Britain and the European Union part ways without a deal has jumped in the past month, according to economists in a Reuters poll, as most candidates jockeying to take over as prime minister appear to have adopted a hard line stance. FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in…

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Conservative Muslim chair to quit if Johnson wins leadership race

Image copyright Getty Images The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has told the BBC he will resign his party membership if Boris Johnson wins the leadership race.Mohammed Amin said the MP was not “sufficiently moral” to be PM.He criticised Mr Johnson’s comments about burkas and his denial that he had mentioned potential Turkish membership…

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Hammond says he would not serve under a no-deal Brexit prime minister

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond speaks at the launch of a report, by living standards think tank the Resolution Foundation, on the impact of the higher minimum wage at the Resolution Foundation offices in London, Britain May 30, 2019. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERSLUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said he…