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EJ Menswear writes:

Theresa May launches “Black Friday Agreement” at Sligo menswear store.

EJ Menswear (Facebook)

Earlier: Have We Lost The True Meaning Of Black Friday? 

Previously: You’re Only Jong Unce

Thanks Ciaran


Spanish PM renews veto threat against draft Brexit deal (FT)

Monday: Rock Throwing

Spain has threatened to withdraw support for the draft Brexit divorce deal if its Gibraltar “veto” does not apply to a future trade deal between the UK and the EU.

Josep Borrell, Spain’s foreign minister, warned that both sides should prepare for “last-minute surprises” as splits appeared among EU member states over the in-principle deal agreed with the UK last week by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator.

“We want to make sure the interpretation of this text is clear and shows that what’s being negotiated between the EU and the UK does not apply to Gibraltar,” said Mr Borrell.

Spain seeks assurances over Gibraltar in draft Brexit deal (Reuters)

Spain threatens to reject Brexit divorce deal over Gibraltar as EU infighting erupts (Telegraph)

Pic: Getty

This afternoon.

On Bloomberg.

A five-minute interview with Digicel Group Chairman Denis O’Brien who’s currently in Papua New Guinea.

He talks about Brexit, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and the “terrific” job carried out by Tánaiste Simon Coveney on Brexit.

He says he reckons Ms May will lose parliamentary approval for the Brexit draft agreement and there will be a general election and then, after that, “we’re in no man’s land”.

Mr O’Brien also talks about Digicel’s bond swap and the possibility of asset sales.

And we wish him all the very best with that.

May’s deal is the best of a bad deal, says Digicel’s chairman (Bloomberg)



More to follow.



Last night: Squeaky Bum Time

Tonight’s London Evening Standard






Clockwise from top left: UK Prime Minister Theresa May; former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, DUP Leader Arlene Foster and Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom

This afternoon.

Theresa May and her Tory Cabinet ministers are in No 10 Downing Street to discuss a draft Brexit deal agreed by UK and EU negotiators.

The British Prime Minister told MPs in the House of Commons that the Brexit agreement reached by negotiators took the UK “significantly closer to delivering on what the British people voted for in the referendum.”

More as we get it.



This afternoon.

“I know for the unionist community in Northern Ireland this is quite a difficult time. Many of them may be feeling vulnerable, many of them might be feeling isolated and many of them may be quite worried about what may be agreed in the coming days.

I want to say to them the GFA [Good Friday agreement] will be protected and that includes a recognition that we respect the territory of the United Kingdom and that we respect the principle of consent, that there can be no change to the constitutional status of Northern Ireland unless a majority of Northern Ireland say so and we are very happy to have that written into any agreement.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Brexit Deal Live (The Guardian)

This morning.

Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Cabinet members arrive at government buildings for an emergency meeting on Brexit after EU and UK negotiators agreed a text that deals with the Irish border.

From top: Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, Minister for Education Joe McHugh, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

More as we get it.

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

According to both sources, there will be one backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

The backstop will come in the form of a temporary UK-wide customs arrangement, with specific provisions for Northern Ireland, which go deeper on the issue of customs and alignment on the rules of the single market than for the rest of the UK

…..RTÉ News understands that while the main backstop focuses on a UK-wide customs arrangement, there will be specific provisions within the text and within annexes for Northern Ireland, should the UK-wide arrangement not prove sufficient to avoid a hard border.

Exclusive: EU and UK negotiators agree text for Irish border (RTÉ)


Uh oh.

Nat writes:

Trolling level: Brexiteer…