Will agreement on Northern Ireland take a no-deal Brexit off the table?

Analysis: As a compromise on the Irish border edges closer, Europe Correspondent Jon Stone looks at what happens next

Friday 02 November 2018 17:08

There may yet be a Brexit agreement on the Irish border. The latest whispers out of meetings in Brussels are that the EU is preparing to offer a compromise solution on the so-called “backstop”. Whether it will be enough for the UK remains to be seen.

But let’s suppose it is, and a withdrawal agreement is signed. Does that prevent a no deal? Not exactly.

There are two things that could still cause a no-deal Brexit. Both bring a huge degree of uncertainty.

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