- Sep 1, 2012
And you have quite a lot to lose if the backstop remains in place and its youse who has to enforce the border.'Removing the backstop' unilaterally would be a breach of an international agreement, signed.
The UK doesn't have the right to unilaterally cancel the backstop. They would need our agreement on any change there and I would suggest that they should not be offered that opportunity.
There is nothing to be gained for us in allowing such a unilateral move, and we should be prepared to veto any deal proposing such a move in terms of any nascent deal between Brussels and Westminster.
We have quite a lot to gain by insisting the backstop remains in place.
It's your call, but don't be trying to blame us for your decisions.