Varadkar travels to France for Brexit talks with Macron

by Ben Pena April 3, 2019, 0:23
Varadkar travels to France for Brexit talks with Macron

"The EU can not sustainably be the hostage for the solution to a political crisis in the UK".

So what next? Even though British MPs say they don't to leave the European Union with no deal, that is now a real possibility if the EU doesn't grant the United Kingdom another Article 50 extension.

The bilateral meeting in Paris comes ahead of talks between Mr Varadkar and German Chancellor Angel Merkel, who is due to visit Dublin on Thursday.

European Union sources told Reuters in February that Dublin would soon have to come up with a plan to ensure the integrity of the single market or face checks on its own goods coming into the rest of the bloc, if they are also allowed to move freely to and from a country that is no longer a member.

"If the British Government refuse to follow through on that commitment that they have made well then, of course, we've to speak to the EU Commission about how we respond to that and that was always going to be left to the last number of weeks".

Varadkar said, however, that the withdrawal agreement itself "cannot be reopened".

"If the United Kingdom is not capable, nearly three years after the referendum, of coming forward with a solution that is supported by a majority, it will have effectively chosen a no-deal exit on its own", Macron said.

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Refusing border controls, however, could lead to the introduction of checks between Irish exports and the rest of the European Union, experts and officials have warned.

Mr Varadkar also warned the United Kingdom to accelerate its exit from the bloc, as the "EU shouldn't be consumed by Brexit".

Ireland has for months refused to even countenance contingency plans along its border with Northern Ireland in a no-deal Brexit, saying there would have to be "very hard conversations" over how it would be managed if Britain leaves without a deal. The European Union set Britain an April 12 deadline to present new Brexit conditions.

But the Irish Prime Minister provided a minor boost to Mrs May, adding there is still time for her to present a credible proposal to Brussels for a further delay to Brexit, but any extension must have a "clear goal and plan".

Ireland's 500 km (350 mile) border with British-governed Northern Ireland will be the UK's only land frontier after Brexit.

Macron met Varadkar, the Irish taoiseach, to discuss no-deal plans for the Irish border as well as how to handle any extension request from Theresa May.

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