Standoff over the so-called backstop continues| ITV News

When is a negotiation not a negotiation? When it’s just ‘sharing perspectives’. That’s how the Irish prime minister described his dinner tonight with Theresa May, who travelled to Dublin after her tough trip to Brussels yesterday.

With Anglo-Irish relations increasingly strained by the continuing standoff over the so-called backstop – a measure to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland following Brexit – this was an attempt to restore confidence.

The meeting followed talks between the Taoiseach and Northern Ireland’s political leaders in Belfast earlier today.

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