Bare-bones agreement mooted following Brexit

Irish PM Leo Varadkar to join fight against coronavirus as medic. Credit: European People’s Party flickr

IN an interview with Irish media following the latest European Union summit, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that the massive win by the Conservatives puts a new complexion on Brexit.

Leaders at the summit have accepted that Britain will leave in January but most are convinced that there will be insufficient time to reach a detailed trade agreement between Britain and the EU before the transition period comes to an end in December 2020.

Rather than then face a no-deal situation Mr Varadkar has suggested that it may be possible to enter into what he described as a “bare-bones agreement” in order to ensure some form of agreed position before the final details are negotiated.


Having seen the fall of Unionist support in Northern Ireland following the General Election, he has warned that it is far too early to be considering forming a united Ireland.


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