Irish fears of hard Brexit rise as talks hit ‘disturbing’ impasse
Latest round of talks end with no sign of progress hoped for after May’s Florence speech
Demonstrators fly a European Union flag and a Union Jack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, October 12th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
Fears are growing in the Government that political uncertainty in London and growing impatience in the EU are together increasing the prospect of a very hard Brexit, although Dublin believes that a breakthrough before Christmas is still possible.