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IrelandBruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal

08:35  07 september  2019
08:35  07 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Mr Hogan has been one of the most vocal critics of the UK's tactics in the current Brexit negotiations, recently describing Prime Minister Boris Johnson as "unelected". Regardless of whether there is a Brexit deal , the EU expects talks on new trading arrangements to begin at some stage.

Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal .

Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal Speaking out: Phil Hogan has been one of the UK’s biggest critics during the Brexit talks. Photo: Reuters

Ireland is set to be handed one of the top jobs in the European Commission to give it a major influence on future trade talks with the UK.

Phil Hogan is in line to be appointed to the position of Trade Commissioner, a job that will put him at the centre of negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and UK.

The appointment will be seen as evidence the EU is standing firmly behind Ireland in the event of a hard Brexit.

Mr Hogan has been one of the most vocal critics of the UK's tactics in the current Brexit negotiations, recently describing Prime Minister Boris Johnson as "unelected".

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He has warned a no-deal Brexit will create a "foul atmosphere" with the EU that will have "serious consequences" for the UK's chances of a future trade deal.

Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal © Thomson Reuters Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the media outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Member states are still battling for key roles on the new commission ahead of a formal announcement by incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Tuesday.

There is still a chance she could reshuffle her plans before then, but a number of sources said Mr Hogan was the clear frontrunner for trade. His current agriculture portfolio is expected to go to Poland.

The Trade Commissioner is responsible for representing the EU at the World Trade Organisation and other international forums. And while they will not directly head up trade negotiations with the UK after Brexit, sources said the person would be a "central player" in the process.

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Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal . Ireland is set to be handed one of the top jobs in the European Commission to give it a major influence on future trade talks with the UK. Protests grow as PM reportedly plans to stop rebel Tory MPs standing for re-election.

' Brexit is the choice of the British people and it is a choice pushed by certain people who predicted easy solutions,' he said in Salzburg. Former Brexit minister Steve Baker said he was ‘entirely unsurprised’ by the EU’s position as Brussels had always been clear it would only accept the UK being in the single

Regardless of whether there is a Brexit deal, the EU expects talks on new trading arrangements to begin at some stage.

The Government made no secret of the fact it was lobbying for a significant job for Mr Hogan in the wake of Brexit.

Last night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that everyone needed to be "realistic" about trade agreements.

"If the UK can negotiate a trade agreement with the EU or the US within three or four years they'll be breaking records," he said.

Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal © Artur Widak/NurPhoto A view of Irish and EU flags, seen in Dublin city center. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) He pointed out that once a deal with the EU is done it has to be ratified by 29 parliaments - the remaining 27 EU member states, the European Parliament and Westminster.

"I was talking yesterday about Brexit and I was turning my attention to what the EU negotiating an FTA [free trade agreement] with the UK is going to take," he said.

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Mr Martin said a no- deal Brexit still may not happen and a lot depends on events in Westminster in the coming weeks. “For example do they prolong the timing This is interesting! Custom checks in Ireland an 'act of political vandalism' to Good Friday Agreement, TD Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit

Coveney said a no - deal Brexit would be a “crazy” outcome but that there was “no appetite” for renegotiating the withdrawal agreement. (Pictured) British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks prior to a parliament vote on her Brexit deal in London, England, on Jan. 15, 2019.

"The amount of things we'll have to go through particularly if the UK - which seems to be going down this course of competition and non-alignment - that makes a trade deal much more difficult... it's such a complicated thing to do an FTA. The UK will not have an FTA with the EU or the US for many years to come."

Mr Varadkar's remarks came at the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross, Co Wexford, where he said UK politics has been "very volatile".

He is to meet Mr Johnson for the first time since he became prime minister in Dublin on Monday, but does not expect there to be a breakthrough on Brexit at their meeting.

Mr Johnson's officials yesterday made the first detailed proposal for replacing the backstop during a meeting with EU figures in Brussels.

The plan involved an all-Ireland food standards zone which would be subject to reviews by Stormont.

However, it was quickly rebuffed on the grounds that it would leave the Republic at the mercy of politicians in the North. Despite this, it is expected that Mr Johnson will float the same proposal when he comes to Dublin.

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Having reached a new Brexit deal with the EU last week, the prime minster had intended to bring it to Parliament and ask MPs to approve it in a However, in the first Saturday sitting in the Commons for 37 years, MPs instead voted in favour of an amendment withholding approval of the deal until all the

BREXIT supporters should “shut up and let Prime Minister May get on with her work” or the UK could miss out on a Brexit trade deal with the EU, a Mr Hogan ’s intervention comes on the same day as Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier clashed over the ongoing Irish

Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal © Thomson Reuters Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives at the EU summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli

Meanwhile, Mr Varadkar is under increasing pressure to outline what will happen at the Border in the event of no deal. Having said that checks may have to take place "near the Border", Mr Varadkar has refused to elaborate on what form they might take.

While customs checks and controls on goods and veterinary checks on animals will primarily take place at ports, factories and food-processing plants, the Irish Independent understands new facilities are also likely to be part of the plan. Talks between the Government and the European Commission are ongoing but it is likely to be the end of the month before full details are revealed.

Mr Varadkar said yesterday there would be a "grace period" for any changes made.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin warned the Government to be "absolutely honest" and "up-front" about plans for customs checks. He hit out at the Government, claiming it "hasn't been up-front about this from the beginning and it should have been".

He referred to an incident revealed by the Irish Independent in which Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Transport Minister Shane Ross were caught on tape discussing remarks where Mr Ross suggested there will be checks on goods.

Mr Coveney said at the time: "Once you start talking about checks anywhere near the Border, people will start delving into that and all of a sudden we'll be the Government that reintroduced a physical Border on the island of Ireland."

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Bruiser Hogan sent in to cut Brexit deal

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