Brexit talks are mired in stalemate. It doesn't look good for this week's summit – We could be looking at a different UK Govt by next Sundayhttps://t.co/HtNN62nODU via @bpolitics
— Richard Calhoun (@richardcalhoun) October 14, 2018
"Raab was over not to give a final political impulse to a deal that was close to signing, but to say that it would not happen. That London could not stomach the compromises necessary for the Irish backstop agreement"https://t.co/2JAwXnXmxa
— David Phinnemore (@DPhinnemore) October 14, 2018
We met today @DominicRaab and UK negotiating team. Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open, including the backstop for IE/NI to avoid a hard border. I will debrief the EU27 and @Europarl_EN on the #Brexit negotiations.
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) October 14, 2018
A pattern is emerging in the Brexit negotiations…the professional negotiators get close to a Brexit deal, and then along come the ego fuelled politicians (with zero expertise in negotiation skills) and mess it all up. https://t.co/EGKWwZdFZE
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) October 14, 2018
Probably stating the obvious, but what’s clear tonight is that the biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal, as things stand, is Theresa May’s inability to get her cabinet, party, and the DUP behind whatever is agreed with the EU in Brussels
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) October 14, 2018
Tomorrow's front page: Brexit talks break up amid
impasse over Irish border #tomorrowspapertoday pic.twitter.com/j4uPwWctHE
— The Times of London (@thetimes) October 14, 2018
The greatest Brexit fallacy is notion there will be a deal because everyone wants one/that’s how the EU rolls. Brexit is not a bailout which is simply question of finding money; it’s a fundamental rupture of European order whose costs are strategic and may be beyond negotiation.
— Simon Nixon (@Simon_Nixon) October 14, 2018
Guardian front page, Monday 15 October 2018: Setback for May as Irish border issue derails Brexit deal talks pic.twitter.com/YtVrSu1tSG
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 14, 2018
Let’s be clear: less than 10 per cent of Westminster MPs are standing in the way of a deal that could break Brexit impasse and secure the least worst outcome for UK. They are out of step with a good majority of British opinion and prepared to wreck the Good Friday Agreement. pic.twitter.com/EQsRtAW4zy
— John O'Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) October 14, 2018
The immediate cause of today’s Brexit breakdown was the partition of Ireland in 1920/22, but you could argue it was the rejection of Home Rule in 1886, the Irish famine of the 1840s, the Act of Union of 1800, or the activities of William of Orange, Cromwell & Henry VIII
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) October 14, 2018
Sinn Fein leadership is due to meet the PM in Downing St tomorrow afternoon.
Ahead of the meeting , party leader @MaryLouMcDonald said the toxic deal between the DUP & Tories has deepened the #Brexit crisis and stalled progress in re-establishing the Stormont institutions pic.twitter.com/OtPveu9EJ1
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) October 14, 2018
If Brexiters are now openly admitting Brexit means the country will go down then why on earth do it?
This jingoistic tripe won't pay people's bills, keep businesses afloat, protect the health service, give young people opportunities.
We can stop this madness. #PeoplesVote https://t.co/NdKS1fwE2e
— Naomi Long MLA (@naomi_long) October 14, 2018
So they’ll resign not to ensure that Scotland gets as good a deal as Northern Ireland. But in order to ensure that Northern Ireland gets as bad a deal as Scotland. Woeful. https://t.co/sH4unNJ2qh
— JOHN NICOLSON (@MrJohnNicolson) October 14, 2018
In a “60 Minutes” interview, President Trump grouped Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in with the political party he describes as “an angry, left-wing mob” https://t.co/Ks1MKxpIsQ pic.twitter.com/DuP1sPEfzV
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) October 14, 2018
NEW: Pres. Trump called for unprecedented plan to remove all U.S. diplomats from Turkey in frustration over detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, senior administration and State Department officials tell @ABC News. https://t.co/mafCSoDEWW pic.twitter.com/iLToOArgmc
— ABC News (@ABC) October 14, 2018
MSNBC media analyst explains why Fox News wants nothing more to do with Trump’s monotonous MAGA rallieshttps://t.co/apUqrCASKQ
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 14, 2018
Since Fox News stopped covering Trump’s rallies live due to falling ratings, he has made a 47-minute appearance on “Fox & Friends” in which they basically had to push him off, and tonight he will appear on “60 Minutes.”
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 14, 2018
Oh. Oh my. This is not a good look for Kevin McCarthy. https://t.co/AR9fgeFx2u
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 14, 2018
Why does Joe Klein have to lapse into false equivalence at end of otherwise useful review ? Michael Lewis Wonders Who’s Really Running the Government https://t.co/7w7rqOoJqc
— Katrina vandenHeuvel (@KatrinaNation) October 14, 2018
WATCH: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL to mock Trump meeting with Kanye West https://t.co/2OPYqhOziM pic.twitter.com/XVcFjA0eAA
— The Hill (@thehill) October 14, 2018
Saudi Arabia is running out of time to explain to Trump admin what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi within its consulate in Turkey.
Pompeo and Bolton told Saudi ambassador to return to U.S. with answers—by Tuesday.
Story by me, @jeneps, @nwadhamshttps://t.co/jkNQYDlu0G
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 14, 2018
“Is Trump getting paid by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, and the Saudis? Is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner?”https://t.co/gs4LEg9YQc
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 14, 2018
“MBS has an elevator pitch,” this official said, that Kushner has bought into."
— John Cassidy (@JohnCassidy) October 14, 2018
Saudi trolls, bots, and supporters have been tweeting all day using this hashtag: #كلنا_ثقه_في_محمد_بن_سلمان
Which is why this hashtag has been trending worldwide at #1 for most of the day.
The KSA is implementing a plan to protect its Crown Prince. https://t.co/5eBDpZsMvC
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 14, 2018
[BLOG] The Iranian government needs to make major economic reforms which go beyond prosecuting a few corrupt individuals, by @hdagres.https://t.co/bSuA3OqD1L
— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) October 14, 2018
The idea that climate policies would "destroy our economy" is disinformation spread by fossil-fuel interests and right-wingers. No serious analyses suggest that a carbon tax or equivalent would wreak havoc 1/ https://t.co/Qcw345LR5v
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) October 14, 2018
Whether it’s eating less meat or cutting back on air travel, individual solutions to address climate change are possible, but they're not enough https://t.co/rDtnQ6VObJ
— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) October 14, 2018
Donald Trump’s response to the U.N.’s dire climate report, released last week, indicated a level of cluelessness that, while hardly a surprise, was nevertheless dismaying: https://t.co/48QM9jP5Wh pic.twitter.com/JgwgjYjkFn
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 14, 2018