Will Northern Ireland be May’s Waterloo, with May playing Napoleon?

EU will refuse UK’s Brexit demands if Ireland is not happy with plans for border

Theresa May has been warned that the EU will block progress in the Brexit talks if the Irish government decides that her proposals for the border with Northern Ireland are “unacceptable”.

The European Council President, Donald Tusk, effectively handed Dublin a veto over progressing the talks onto future trade next month – the Prime Minister’s priority in the negotiations.

“Let me say very clearly. If the UK offer is unacceptable for Ireland, it will also be unacceptable for the EU,” Mr Tusk said at a press conference alongside the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

The peace in NI does depend on a porous border, and it is hard to see how that would remain, given May’s dunderheaded obsession with quitting the customs union. It’s not something the Taffeta Maiden can pull off.

Membership in the EU was a major factor in getting peace in NI, and now May is willing to throw this peace aside just to placate the Brexiteers in her own dismal party.

I despair of seeing any flicker of intelligence in this misgovernment.

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