SO WILL THEY NOW EAT THEIR WORDS OF DOOM?

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NOVEM­BER 15, 2018

THERESA MAY, on the back­stop in her deal: ‘There is no deal which de­liv­ers the Brexit the Bri­tish peo­ple voted for which does not in­volve this in­sur­ance pol­icy.’

DE­CEM­BER 11, 2018

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER tells the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment: ‘There is no room what­so­ever for rene­go­ti­a­tion.’

JAN­UARY 15, 2019

IR­ISH GOV­ERN­MENT STATE­MENT, af­ter Mrs May’s deal is re­jected by MPs: ‘The Ir­ish gov­ern­ment re­calls the clear po­si­tion of the Euro­pean Coun­cil... when it stated that the with­drawal agree­ment is not open for rene­go­ti­a­tion.’

JAN­UARY 29, 2019

A spokesman for EU Coun­cil pres­i­dent DON­ALD TUSK: ‘The back­stop is part of the with­drawal agree­ment, and the with­drawal agree­ment is not open for rene­go­ti­a­tion.’

ALSO ON JAN­UARY 29

GUY VER­HOF­S­TADT tells The In­de­pen­dent: ‘The Euro­pean Par­lia­ment will not give its con­sent to a wa­tered down with­drawal agree­ment. The deal we have is fair and can­not be rene­go­ti­ated. The back­stop... was crafted by the UK and the EU to se­cure the Good Fri­day Agree­ment.’

MAY 28, 2019

Be­fore a meet­ing of EU lead­ers in Brus­sels, MR JUNCKER says: ‘I’ll have a short meet­ing with [Mrs] May, but I was crys­tal clear: There will be no rene­go­ti­a­tion.’

JUNE 11, 2019

Ir­ish leader LEO VARAD­KAR tells his par­lia­ment: ‘I am a lit­tle bit con­cerned some peo­ple in Lon­don think that be­cause the Com­mons failed to rat­ify that [Theresa May’s] agree­ment that au­to­mat­i­cally means they are go­ing to get a bet­ter one. That is a ter­ri­ble po­lit­i­cal mis­cal­cu­la­tion.’

JUNE 21, 2019

MR JUNCKER says a new PM will not se­cure a rene­go­ti­a­tion. ‘On Brexit there was noth­ing new... be­cause we re­peated [that] unan­i­mously.’

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