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  1. Regarding your thoughts in the update, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that the UK contingent thought they could use the backstop as a negotiating tactic while the EU saw that as an opportunity to get it into the Agreement. That would be consistent with both the EU’s ruthlessness and British naïvety about it, which stretch back decades.

    And, for that matter, both sides’ naïvety about the Ulster majority’s determination to stay British. Remember, they voted Remain. It’s quite possible that the people who dreamed it up actually expected it to be welcomed with open arms in Belfast. Hell, the SNP nutters’ initial reaction was, “Why can’t we have a backstop too?”

    • “I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that the UK contingent thought they could use the backstop as a negotiating tactic while the EU saw that as an opportunity to get it into the Agreement.”

      You may be right about that. The British constantly expect the EU to be rational on behalf of their member states, not understanding that they’re not interested in their own people, but in their own power.

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