- Jan 19, 2009
The problem with the backstop is not with the EU, it is with the UK.Was the deadline ever immovable?
Unless there is an election and some party happy to leave without a deal gets power a no deal exit seems unlikely.
ECJ ruling on Article 50
Of course there's technology for the Irish border - that doesn't mean it will work. So is there a current working example? Because the EU has never claimed the backstop would or should be permanent. If the technology exists now and is in operation on either the Irish border or some other border and can be quickly implemented for the Irish border then no backstop will be needed. In that case no-one would object to exiting right now with the backstop as part of the agreement because the backstop will be gone in a matter of days, if not hours, once this working technology solution is quickly implemented.
So it does appear there are no signs they'll fold.