Backstop: a temporary little arrangement?
A chara, – I believe that British representatives are on the mainland still insisting that the backstop must be temporary and not permanent.
If memory serves me correctly, the House of Commons passed a law during the Napoleonic wars in which they introduced income tax as a temporary measure to help fight the wars.
So far that temporary measure has lasted just over 200 years.
Perhaps the EU could negotiate a similar measure to ensure an agreement on the backstop this time as well? – Is mise,
SEÁN O KIERSEY,