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UK attorney general plans for unilateral exit mechanism to Irish backstop

Written by Business World, on 21st Feb 2019. Posted in Ireland

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UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox is considering plans for a unilateral exit mechanism to the Irish backstop with a notice period of 12 months, the Telegraph newspaper reported late on Wednesday.

The "backstop" provision in Britain's European Union divorce deal aims at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland. Earlier on Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the backstop provision is temporary. (Reuters)

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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