Ireland PANIC: Dublin breaks cover to admit UK won't back down - Brexit meeting held

IRELAND is restarting preparations for a no-deal Brexit, with an insider admitting to growing levels of pessimism about whether a deal can be struck by the end of the year - a prospect which analysts fear would cost the country one billion euros.

Foreign Minister Simon Coveney - Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's deputy - will today brief the Cabinet on the situation. Speaking about the UK/EU negotiations, a source told the Irish Times: “We’ve had three rounds. They haven’t gone well.”

Mr Coveney will present two alternative scenarios, the first envisaging a bare-bones free trade agreement which includes zero tariffs and zero quotas on goods, including fish, and the second whereby no deal is reached,...
source: Express

2020-05-29 12:20
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