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To break the Irish backstop deadlock, May needs her biggest fudge yet | Marley Morris

It would heap huge pressure on her Chequers plan. But the alternative is crashing out of the EU with no deal at allTheresa May’s speech in Belfast today has put the thorny issue of the Irish “backstop” back at the heart of the Brexit negotiations. Despite all the focus on ministerial resignations and parliamentary turmoil this week, it is the backstop – more than any other issue – that threatens a complete breakdown in the Brexit talks.The backstop – agreed in principle by the UK and the European Union in D

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