Editorial: ‘All sides need to be on board to lift Brexit curse’

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Editorial: ‘All sides need to be on board to lift Brexit curse’


A Sinn Féin billboard in west Belfast calling for a special status for Northern Ireland with respect to Brexit and no hard borders in Ireland. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A Sinn Féin billboard in west Belfast calling for a special status for Northern Ireland with respect to Brexit and no hard borders in Ireland. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Not too many international agreements are forged out of respectful negotiation and compromise.

Only when the competition for total dominance eases can there be room for accommodation.

Just such a point may have been reached on Brexit. Such has been the inertia, suggestions that even a possible draft agreement has been agreed between Brussels and London for a backstop – or insurance policy – to avoid a hard Border will come as a relief.

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