Beyond the bonhomie at EU summit, leaders fear PM’s deal could meet same fate as his predecessor’s
There wasn’t even a Brexit deal yet when the Democratic Unionist party announced it could not support it. “As things stand we could not support what is being suggested on customs and consent issues and there is a lack of clarity on VAT,” the party said in a dawn statement.
Customs, consent and VAT: three technical issues that have weighty implications for Brexit and the UK’s political future. Customs and consent had been the two big stumbling blocks since serious talks on Boris Johnson’s renegotiation of the Brexit deal began this month. The tricky VAT problem wasn’t yet settled when the DUP put its cards on the table, raising the possibility of the EU’s worst nightmare – a fourth rejection in the Commons of the withdrawal agreement.Boris Johnson gets his deal and a slap on the back in Brussels
Beyond the bonhomie at EU summit, leaders fear PM’s deal could meet same fate as his predecessor’swww.theguardian.com