The EU keeps calm and carries on as UK wrestles with itself

Irish Times | Sep 15, 2020 at 9:30 PM
  • Across the European Union, a grim acceptance is taking hold that London may not wish to reach a deal, and that the government’s actions may have already made one impossible even if it does.
  • The European Parliament is debating rule of law in Poland, the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, turmoil in Belarus, and aggressive Turkish policies in the eastern Mediterranean.
  • Or, Northern Ireland would have a special arrangement to stay in line with the EU, entailing checks along the Irish Sea border, instead of on the land.