Ireland Threatens to Sink Brexit

Dublin wins Germany's support to block UK's exit

Dublin will block any withdrawal treaty if it fails to include a satisfactory agreement is put in place to prevent a hard border emerging on the island of Ireland.

Germany has signed up to support the Irish demands of a “backstop”, with Germany’s new federal minister making the pledge to Simon Coveney in Dublin.

During Heiko Maas’ meeting with Ireland’s deputy prime minister, the German expressed solidarity with Dublin.

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