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BBC rubbish on backstop

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On Tue 5 Feb at 11:05am bored2 wrote:
Apparently we have come up with some new ideas to solve the issue. Unfortunately they are not new and have already been rejected. BBC acting as the government spokesman is not how it's meant to be.
Option 1: NI voters can have referendum to end backstop if they want to after 5 years. Already rejected as it allows UK to unilaterally leave without any need to provide an actual border solution.
Option 2: If UK agrees to change it's red line and stay in the single market then the EU should let us do this without freedom of movement. Err, what now? Basically undo the entire premise of the EU because we want single market access with no FoM.
Option 3: Ireland leaves the EU customs union creates a different joint one. Removing border checks on NI/Republic border but putting them in place for Ireland to EU trade. So ask Ireland to take on a load of border problems of their own, problems that are already causing UK economic damage.
The arrogance of the proposals and lack of actual journalism, simply repeating what people say, is rubbish.

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On Tue 5 Feb at 11:33am Ferret wrote:
A bit of a leap of imagination there: saying the BBC is somehow to blame for reporting accurately the nonsense that is May's attempt to patch up her disastrous "deal".
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On Tue 5 Feb at 12:51pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Interesting Irish position.
It is absolutely essential that there is no risk of the UK ever leaving the EU under circumstances that would require us to erect a border.
So we will close our eyes and put our fingers in our ears and refuse to reconsider the current agreement that is obviously never going to be ratified, and thus force them to leave next month without a deal.
That way we will get what we want - NOT.
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On Thu 7 Feb at 3:52pm bored2 wrote:
@ferret. It's non existent journalism, they are just repeating what they are told without any consideration. A journalist job is more than that. See also the misquoting of Donald Tusk yesterday. That found it's way into the HoC and was not corrected for almost a day.

@fairmeadow. That's disingenuous, first up we aren't being forced to leave. Second, it is the UK that has rejected the proposal that would solve this.

Why do pro leave MPs reject it? It's us leaving with an agreement to avoid a hard border and take a few years to put in place a solution to it. Given our MPs talk of how we don't need to do anything or a border not being against the GFA you can understand the EU not agreeing to let UK unilaterally end the backstop. Without this we go no deal so the ball is in our court. Probably should have realised the EU was listening when the spouted that rubbish.


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