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EuroNews Reports Brexit talks on pause as Barnier confirms deal not yet reached.

Reuters reports Britain and EU pause Brexit talks until Wednesday summit.

Neither article said much of anything other than the key issue in play is Northern Ireland.

EU Leaders Line Up 'No-Deal' Emergency Brexit Summit for November

The Guardian reports EU Leaders Line Up 'No-Deal' Emergency Brexit Summit for November

EU leaders are preparing to hold an extraordinary “no deal” Brexit summit in November to deal with the potential consequences of the UK crashing out of the bloc should Theresa May fail to deliver decisive progress on the Irish border issue this week, the Guardian can reveal.

A special meeting of heads of state and government at which the EU had hoped to sign off on the Brexit negotiations next month may instead be turned into a emergency summit to discuss the bloc’s response to a cliff-edge Brexit.

The plan is likely to pile further pressure on the British prime minister by illustrating the EU’s seriousness about allowing the UK to crash out if the alternative were a deal that would undermine the integrity of the single market or prove unacceptable to the Republic of Ireland.

Theresa May straddles Every Red Line

The Financial Times reports Theresa May Straddles Her Red Lines in Search of Brexit Deal

Theresa May started her Brexit negotiation laying down clear red lines. She looks likely to be concluding a draft withdrawal agreement this week by straddling them all.

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That paragraph pretty much sums it all. And if such a deal is reached, it could leave the UK in Brexit limbo indefinitely paying money to the EU while being subject to the European Court of Justice.

Does she have any red lines left?” asked one EU figure.

If a deal is reached, the FT commented: "governance arrangements will involve UK judges in practice applying ECJ rulings from Luxembourg for a decade or more, with regard to both the rights of EU citizens in Britain and the economy of Northern Ireland."

What kind of deal is that? And all the while the UK will pay money into EU coffers while getting nothing out of it.

Q: How will it resolve Northern Ireland?

A: It won't.

This kind of nonsense will continue for something like forever, if allowed.

And as long as Theresa May keeps bending over backwards on her alleged "red lines", the EU will keep taking advantage.

Wake Up Theresa!

The best deal is no deal. Otherwise, the UK will be in perpetual Limbo.

May needs to show the same resolve as the EU: Willingness to say to hell with it all.

Life will be better after Brexit following a short period of pain.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock