Scenes from the meeting between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Brussels, Belgium last night

Leo Varadkar and EU chiefs have given Theresa May two more months to come up with a Brexit solution or face getting turfed out of Europe with no deal.

This would be disastrous for both Ireland and the UK and would almost certainly see the return of a hard border between North and South.

However, the 27 remaining EU heads of State on Wednesday were supportive of Ms May in her efforts.

Ms May will have to come forward with fresh proposals at the next summit in mid-December outlining the British position ahead of formal Brexit in March.

Leo Varadkar and EU chiefs give Theresa May two more months to come up with Brexit solution (irish Mirrror)

Earlier:

…the Prime Minister acknowledges the European Union’s backstop drafted in the December withdrawal agreement can not feature an end date.

Senior EU officials revealed Mrs May made the admission to Leo Varadkar before briefing the remaining EU leaders on her latest Brexit strategy.

Mr Varadkar insisted a “legally operative backstop” that would come into effect immediately after the transition period must still be included in the withdrawal agreement in order for it to be acceptable to Ireland.

This has remained a Brussels demand as the bloc’s leaders seek assurances Brexit will not create a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Mr Varadkar did, however, move to offer the Prime Minister an opportunity to make the backstop more palatable in Westminster by using creative wording.

“There can’t be a time-limit to it,” said one official. “But we can try to find a wording to show it’ll never be used.”

Hmm.

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Pics: GIS

14 thoughts on “The Crack-Up

  1. Giggidygoo

    Creative wording? A bit like Noonan and Daffy’s creative accounting. He basically has given May permission to dilute an ‘agreement’ into words that will mean one thing to the Brexiteers, another to the DUP, another to the EU and an ‘out’ for Varadkar.
    What a ploy by the boy.
    Shameful excuse of a Taoiseach

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    1. Ollie Cromwell

      We’re gradually moving into the area of the classic EU last minute fudge where everyone can claim victory.

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      1. scottser

        we’re heading for a labour government and a proper socialist utopia ollie. you’d better take your few quid and invest outside the uk like the rest of your tory chums did.
        i hope you didn’t give your eastern european gardner the code to the electric gates?
        pip-pip.

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        1. SOQ

          Maybe the real reason why this British government is getting the defibrillator from the EU is because a relatively hard left government in Britain would kick off something on the mainland.

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  2. ReproButina

    The “creative wording” thing is not new. When last we heard talk of diluting the backstop it was the EU allowing the Sasamachs to say the same thing in different words to fool the idiot hardliners.

    No border or no deal. It’s that simple.

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  3. Dub Spot

    Idea: Declare UK citizens an ethnic minority in the EU. Someone have a chat with Peter Casey about protecting second class citizens…

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