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Old 06-13-2019, 04:08 PM
Malden Capell is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: London
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
Can someone explain the “Irish backstop”? How is that different from just staying in the EU?
It's not. The whole of the UK would become outside the EU, but Northern Ireland would be in a customs union with the EU.

A customs union is the most basic of relationships you can have with a trading neighbour.