"Shouting over the “backstop” + starting point of a '“political declaration” on the future relationship that will be thrashed out at a sequence of summits'
Hoping "Boris Johnson and the Brexiteers in the Conservative European Research Group" do not do anything to prevent the next planned steps
UK must agree to:
-"legal text (of backstop) in the days before the October summit"
-"leaving the hard negotiation on the real details of a future relationship"
-"keep Chequers white paper intact against biggest enemies within [the Tory] party"
"to hammer out a declaration that is a “joint UK and European Council product”"
1. UK accepts backstop is enshrined legally into the withdrawal agreement but EU27 promise (politically) that the backstop will not to be needed
2. The declaration aims to foresee from Jan 2021 (end of transition) an "extended transition well into the 2020s with a final destination of quasi single market membership and a shared customs territory"
Supposedly something like #Chequers (Swiss-style partial market access in return for being a partial rule-taker), as reportedly the EU will "welcome" Chequers as a basis & wants PM May to "keep it intact" against her party)?
If it means "no trade freedom ever" for UK, that won't be acceptable for UK. But will Ireland accept not ruling out customs checks on the N-Irish border?