Editorial....14th March, 2019

This column started off as a factcheck for a poorly informed letter on the Irish backstop; the letter’s writer then withdrew it after realising it was full of errors, but we’d dug into the issue and realised that the Irish border is not only the major — and insurmountable — problem for Brexit, it’s also the solution.
First the backstop explained, as doubtless many people have heard the term but don’t understand it. A better term would be the Irish safety net; everyone understands a safety net.

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