Britain’s Remainers are facing a golden opportunity

London Letter: Two years on from the UK’s EU vote, Remain side has the momentum

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis, who threatened to resign this week. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis, who threatened to resign this week. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

After 24 hours of political drama at Westminster, with Brexit secretary David Davis threatening to resign, Theresa May has emerged with a proposal for the Border backstop that would keep the whole of the United Kingdom in the EU customs territory.

The concession Davis secured – a line saying the British government expects the backstop to end by December 2021 – has no real force because Britain has already agreed that the arrangement will stay in place “unless and until” another solution is found to ensure the Border remains open.

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