In Brexit battle Northern Ireland becomes a bugaboo

Northern Ireland, ever the British challenge, has emerged as a rallying point for anti-Brexit people and has become a headache for Theresa May who is taking heat from all angles.

From crony bankers in The City, to the socialists, to people who still think the Chunnel was a bad idea, and pretty much everyone else too, it’s a mess.

(From Bloomberg)

People familiar with both sides of the negotiation, who declined to be named, said there were obstacles to a deal over the thorniest issue of all — how to avoid a border emerging on the island of Ireland without erecting one between Northern Ireland and Britain. The European Commission told ambassadors on Friday that it was a make-or-break weekend.

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