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Explainer – The Brexit backstop conundrum

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A row between London and the European Union over the “Irish backstop” is blocking a Brexit deal and could mean Britain leaving on March 29 without one, disrupting trade. A sign for ‘No border’ is seen on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in Jonesborough, Northern Ireland December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh…

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BoE’s Carney says Brexit might not be fully tied up by March 29

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney speaks during a news conference at the Bank of England in London, Britain February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/PoolLONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday that Britain’s departure from the European Union, scheduled in 50 days’ time, might not be fully “tied…

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Tusk tells May that Corbyn’s plan could break Brexit deadlock

European Council President Donald Tusk | Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images Tusk tells May that Corbyn’s plan could break Brexit deadlock Labour’s plan receives a positive response in Brussels. By Charlie Cooper and David M. Herszenhorn 2/7/19, 9:16 PM CET Updated 2/7/19, 11:21 PM CET LONDON — U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn could help Theresa…

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The Brexit prisoner’s dilemma

LONDON — It’s crunch time for the Tory moderates. Inside the U.K. Cabinet, those most fiercely opposed to a no-deal Brexit return to their constituencies this weekend wrestling with the biggest dilemma of their political lives: How long to give Theresa May before triggering the emergency escape hatch? Jump too soon, by resigning to join a…