Brexit: Northern Ireland and the backstop plan – BBC Newsnight

Brexit: Northern Ireland and the backstop plan – BBC Newsnight

Ahead of the UK government’s official proposal of a ‘backstop’ plan which would see the UK match EU trade tariffs temporarily in order to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit, Nick Watt travelled to Northern Ireland to explore the government’s options. He learned about a fundamental disagreement between the UK and the EU which goes to the heart of the Irish border question. This report was broadcast on 5 June 2018.

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