[John Bruton] The Conservative Party, which is driven by a narrative around re-establishing British identity and is quite insensitive to economic or trade arguments, wants Brexit done quickly because it fears the British people might change their minds. That is why there is such a mad rush. It is not rational. It is imperative!
[John Bruton] A fraught negotiation between the EU and the UK is looming, as Boris Johnson seems to be backing away from legally and politically binding commitments he gave to the EU last October.
[John Bruton] Can a chaotic "Crash Out" Brexit in December 2020 be avoided?
[John Bruton] The EU’s strategic weight in the world will be reduced by the absence of the UK, as the EU is losing a relatively young, diverse and creative member state.
[John Bruton] A 'Northern Ireland only' backstop would not protect Republic of Ireland's trade with Britain which is more valuable than trade across the border with Northern Ireland.
[John Bruton] If the British alternatives to backstop are all that good, why can they not live with the backstop until the alternatives are agreed?
[John Bruton] How might a New Way Forward on Brexit be uncovered if the Existing Deal is not Accepted?
[John Bruton] Parliament, not the monarch, and not people by referendum, is sovereign -- a principle not contained in a written constitution, but it is longstanding in the UK constitutional system.
[John Bruton] European Commission's Paper sets out the preparations necessary for Brexit without a deal.
[John Bruton] The proposals the United Kingdom government is making for its future relationship with the European Union will run into a number of obstacles in coming days.