Why Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Terrible For The U.K.

May is a sellout. The Irish borders issue can be worked out, it isn’t a deal killer.

Rigged Game

Everyone hates “frozen Brexit.”

By Frances Coppola and cross-posted from Forbes

The U.K.’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has succeeded in what she set out to do. She has brought the country together. Politicians of all colors, along with their supporters, are at last in full agreement. They are united in their hatred of Mrs. May’s Brexit deal. And with reason. It is a terrible deal.

Criticism of the deal has centered on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, and in particular on the proposed “backstop” to ensure that Northern Ireland’s border with Ireland remains open after Brexit. Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), called for Mrs. May to “bin the backstop.” But what is this backstop, and why does the EU think it is necessary?

After Brexit, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will…

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