Trade Dispute Flares - Irish Brexit Stakes - Calling Time On Som Tam
The UK prime minister and the president of the European Commission have said that talks were "constructive," yet they produced no plan to break the current impasse. Further talks are planned.
Angela Merkel has said its not too late to seal a deal on Britain's EU exit. Meanwhile, UK PM Theresa May has said her commitment to an open Irish border is "unshakable," though she still wants to tweak the backstop.
Britain's border with Ireland was almost completely absent from the debate in the run-up to the country's 2016 vote to leave the EU. But the 310-mile (499-kilometer) frontier is now at the heart of the Brexit saga.
For vinyl lovers the act of placing the needle on a record and anticipating the crackle before the first bars ring out is a sensory and sensual thrill. A no-deal Brexit could nip that in the (ear)bud. Rob Mudge reports.
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