Hello Donald Tusk and Jean Claude Juncker

I asked that at 7:55 PM on Tuesday

Wednesday morning at roughly 3:00 AM UK MP Daniel Hannan asked a similar question.

Will Mexico Pay for the Irish Border?

EU Insistence


Since the EU insists there will be a backstop or a hard border, will someone, anyone, please tell me how that is going to work if Boris Johnson says the UK won't abide by it and Ireland insists there will not be a border.


Someone is lying, and it is not Boris Johnson.

In case you disagree Let's Discuss Brexit (and How the EU Bragged, on Film, About Screwing the UK).

No one supports a border.

This is the most obvious bluff in history and either Theresa May was dumb enough to fall for it it or she willingly went along with it.

I strongly suspect the latter.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Boris Johnson Throws Down the Gauntlet: No Backstop, Not Even Temporary

Boris Johnson laid down the ground rules for discussion with the EU. The EU says it won't accept them.

What the Heck is in Theresa May's Head? Who's the Next PM? Many More Questions

The most important Brexit question has not changed: What the Heck is in Theresa May's Head?

Why Brexit Must Be Delivered (And Johnson Will Do It)

There is no question Johnson will deliver Brexit. The only question is "How?"

Brexit Question of the Day: Why Does Barnier Still Have a Job?

The alleged masterful Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, failed his primary mission. Yet he's still the EU's negotiator.

Brexit Question of Trust: Who Can Trust Johnson, Macron?

A question of trust came up on my blog yesterday: Why should Johnson trust Macron or vice-versa?

Brexit Backstop Madness, UK Amendment Passes: EU Response "No Renegotiation"

Theresa May won a victory of sorts today: Parliament approved an amendment calling for a backstop change.

Multiple Rumors of Johnson Seeking a Deal with Ireland, Dumping DUP

Numerous articles note a softening of Boris Johnson's stance, especially in regards to Ireland. Let's take a look.

Ireland's Brexit Position is Logically and Legally Impossible

Ireland is driving a hard bargain in negotiations with Boris Johnson, so one-sided that it's legally impossible.

No Brexit Deal, No Problem Says DUP: Ireland Will Ignore EU's Border Requirement

In case of no deal, Ireland has the right solution: It will simply ignore EU rules and regulations.