Newton Emerson: Mapping of Belfast accord veers off-course

Varadkar is pushing Brexit risk to Belfast Agreement way too far

Collapse of Stormont means the North-South Ministerial Council has not met for three years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Collapse of Stormont means the North-South Ministerial Council has not met for three years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How is any form of Brexit supposed to pass the test set by the so-called “mapping exercise” into impacts on the Belfast Agreement?

Perhaps Brexit does not deserve to pass any test but it would be madness for the agreement to be needlessly taken down with it.

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