“You can’t have your cake and eat it” has always been the European Union’s mantra in Brexit negotiations. It turns out maybe Northern Ireland could, but history doesn’t bode well for an agreement.The province is probably the only part of the U.K. that the EU might ultimately allow to have unimpeded access to both the British and single European markets following Brexit, according to a European diplomat involved in the negotiations.Trouble is, the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party that props up Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is adamant it won’t do anything that might weaken the union with the rest of the U.K.
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